#MT501 Early 19th Century ‘Yoroi Shitagi’ (Armour Under Jacket)

This rare jacket remains in superb condition, made of four different designs of silk fabric. The exterior is made of light blue silk with very detailed floral design, which when viewed from a distance resembles hawk plumage.

The interior is lined with plain saffron coloured silk, and 'chirimen’ silk of the same colour can be seen in the pleats under the arms. The collar is made of a different weave and is slightly thicker, decorated with a design of flowers and sacred treasures