#MT503 Late 18th Century Blue Silk Jinbaori (Armour Surcoat)

This attractive jinbaori is made with a floral patterned light blue silk, with red epaulettes stiffened with whale baleen.

The has been applied with floral heraldry with striking black 'rasha’ (imported wool fabric). The interior is lined with imported cotton fabric, possibly Dutch but produced not in Europe but the Dutch East Indies