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Item No#440703
Size free
29 1/2" (74.5cm)
x 240 1/4" (610cm)
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This is an antique kesyou-mawashi(ceremonial apron for sumo wrestler).
It seems to be for sumo wrestlers.
It has black horse and samurai design, which is embroidered.
Its design is powerful and gorgeous.
Glasses are used for eyes.
It has dragon pattern, which is embroidered on the back.
Glasses are used for eyes.
Embroidery parts seem to be Edo period(1603-1867).
Other parts are re-tailored in recent years.
Synthetic fabrics are attached the wrong side of embroidery. 'tesaki'(narrow end).
They are woven "Kiri" (paulownia), phoenix, auspicious cloud and 'Kiku'(chrysanthemum) pattern.
Embroidery base fabric and felt parts are wool.

Glasses of samurai's right eye and dragon's eyes are crack.
It has missing embroidery threads, loose threads and many snags caused by frays on embroidery parts.
Threads are weaken,
It has prominent missing threads on the horse and ornament of horse design. (B)
Most of embroidery on horse design are missing.
It has tiny stains and slight discoloration on the felt part.
For the details, please refer to the photos and figure.

Although not shown on the figure and photo, it has three seams on the wrong side of embroidery and 'tesaki'(narrow end).

Though it has some imperfections by ages, please enjoy its full taste of antique!

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