Coat or jacket, known as a 'Hundred Bird' coat. Base cloth of hand-spun cotton, undyed apart from light blue indigo on sleeve edge. No collar, sides and sleeves open, with loops and cloth knots at intervals. Thirteen free-hanging panels sewn to bottom edge. Every surface decorated with applied cloth: pieces of green silk sateen are backed with paper, then embroidered in satin stitch in floss silk over paper cuts. Colours throughout are strong reds, dark blue, black and white. Front decoration has two birds, facing each other, with bands on shoulder and at hip of smaller birds and geometric patterns. Back decoration of central square with one large bird in profile. Strips of swastika and insect motifs. Sleeve has sun, star and swastika motifs. Free-hanging panels decorated with bird motifs; with white chicken feathers set into folded-over squares of shiny black indigo cloth, attached with short strings of Job's Tears seeds.

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As1998,01.175

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Coat or jacket, known as a 'Hundred Bird' coat. Base cloth of hand-spun cotton, undyed apart from light blue indigo on sleeve edge. No collar, sides and sleeves open, with loops and cloth knots at intervals. Thirteen free-hanging panels sewn to bottom edge. Every surface decorated with applied cloth: pieces of green silk sateen are backed with paper, then embroidered in satin stitch in floss silk over paper cuts. Colours throughout are strong reds, dark blue, black and white. Front decoration has two birds, facing each other, with bands on shoulder and at hip of smaller birds and geometric patterns. Back decoration of central square with one large bird in profile. Strips of swastika and insect motifs. Sleeve has sun, star and swastika motifs. Free-hanging panels decorated with bird motifs; with white chicken feathers set into folded-over squares of shiny black indigo cloth, attached with short strings of Job's Tears seeds.

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  • Coat or jacket, known as a 'Hundred Bird' coat. Base cloth of hand-spun cotton, undyed apart from light blue indigo on sleeve edge. No collar, sides and sleeves open, with loops and cloth knots at intervals. Thirteen free-hanging panels sewn to bottom edge. Every surface decorated with applied cloth: pieces of green silk sateen are backed with paper, then embroidered in satin stitch in floss silk over paper cuts. Colours throughout are strong reds, dark blue, black and white. Front decoration has two birds, facing each other, with bands on shoulder and at hip of smaller birds and geometric patterns. Back decoration of central square with one large bird in profile. Strips of swastika and insect motifs. Sleeve has sun, star and swastika motifs. Free-hanging panels decorated with bird motifs; with white chicken feathers set into folded-over squares of shiny black indigo cloth, attached with short strings of Job's Tears seeds.

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  • Coat or jacket, known as a 'Hundred Bird' coat. Base cloth of hand-spun cotton, undyed apart from light blue indigo on sleeve edge. No collar, sides and sleeves open, with loops and cloth knots at intervals. Thirteen free-hanging panels sewn to bottom edge. Every surface decorated with applied cloth: pieces of green silk sateen are backed with paper, then embroidered in satin stitch in floss silk over paper cuts. Colours throughout are strong reds, dark blue, black and white. Front decoration has two birds, facing each other, with bands on shoulder and at hip of smaller birds and geometric patterns. Back decoration of central square with one large bird in profile. Strips of swastika and insect motifs. Sleeve has sun, star and swastika motifs. Free-hanging panels decorated with bird motifs; with white chicken feathers set into folded-over squares of shiny black indigo cloth, attached with short strings of Job's Tears seeds.

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  • Coat or jacket, known as a 'Hundred Bird' coat. Base cloth of hand-spun cotton, undyed apart from light blue indigo on sleeve edge. No collar, sides and sleeves open, with loops and cloth knots at intervals. Thirteen free-hanging panels sewn to bottom edge. Every surface decorated with applied cloth: pieces of green silk sateen are backed with paper, then embroidered in satin stitch in floss silk over paper cuts. Colours throughout are strong reds, dark blue, black and white. Front decoration has two birds, facing each other, with bands on shoulder and at hip of smaller birds and geometric patterns. Back decoration of central square with one large bird in profile. Strips of swastika and insect motifs. Sleeve has sun, star and swastika motifs. Free-hanging panels decorated with bird motifs; with white chicken feathers set into folded-over squares of shiny black indigo cloth, attached with short strings of Job's Tears seeds.  Sleeve detail.

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  • Coat or jacket, known as a 'Hundred Bird' coat. Base cloth of hand-spun cotton, undyed apart from light blue indigo on sleeve edge. No collar, sides and sleeves open, with loops and cloth knots at intervals. Thirteen free-hanging panels sewn to bottom edge. Every surface decorated with applied cloth: pieces of green silk sateen are backed with paper, then embroidered in satin stitch in floss silk over paper cuts. Colours throughout are strong reds, dark blue, black and white. Front decoration has two birds, facing each other, with bands on shoulder and at hip of smaller birds and geometric patterns. Back decoration of central square with one large bird in profile. Strips of swastika and insect motifs. Sleeve has sun, star and swastika motifs. Free-hanging panels decorated with bird motifs; with white chicken feathers set into folded-over squares of shiny black indigo cloth, attached with short strings of Job's Tears seeds.

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  • Coat or jacket, known as a 'Hundred Bird' coat. Base cloth of hand-spun cotton, undyed apart from light blue indigo on sleeve edge. No collar, sides and sleeves open, with loops and cloth knots at intervals. Thirteen free-hanging panels sewn to bottom edge. Every surface decorated with applied cloth: pieces of green silk sateen are backed with paper, then embroidered in satin stitch in floss silk over paper cuts. Colours throughout are strong reds, dark blue, black and white. Front decoration has two birds, facing each other, with bands on shoulder and at hip of smaller birds and geometric patterns. Back decoration of central square with one large bird in profile. Strips of swastika and insect motifs. Sleeve has sun, star and swastika motifs. Free-hanging panels decorated with bird motifs; with white chicken feathers set into folded-over squares of shiny black indigo cloth, attached with short strings of Job's Tears seeds.  Front panel detail.

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  • Coat or jacket, known as a 'Hundred Bird' coat. Base cloth of hand-spun cotton, undyed apart from light blue indigo on sleeve edge. No collar, sides and sleeves open, with loops and cloth knots at intervals. Thirteen free-hanging panels sewn to bottom edge. Every surface decorated with applied cloth: pieces of green silk sateen are backed with paper, then embroidered in satin stitch in floss silk over paper cuts. Colours throughout are strong reds, dark blue, black and white. Front decoration has two birds, facing each other, with bands on shoulder and at hip of smaller birds and geometric patterns. Back decoration of central square with one large bird in profile. Strips of swastika and insect motifs. Sleeve has sun, star and swastika motifs. Free-hanging panels decorated with bird motifs; with white chicken feathers set into folded-over squares of shiny black indigo cloth, attached with short strings of Job's Tears seeds.

    Detail: Cuff

  • Coat or jacket, known as a 'Hundred Bird' coat. Base cloth of hand-spun cotton, undyed apart from light blue indigo on sleeve edge. No collar, sides and sleeves open, with loops and cloth knots at intervals. Thirteen free-hanging panels sewn to bottom edge. Every surface decorated with applied cloth: pieces of green silk sateen are backed with paper, then embroidered in satin stitch in floss silk over paper cuts. Colours throughout are strong reds, dark blue, black and white. Front decoration has two birds, facing each other, with bands on shoulder and at hip of smaller birds and geometric patterns. Back decoration of central square with one large bird in profile. Strips of swastika and insect motifs. Sleeve has sun, star and swastika motifs. Free-hanging panels decorated with bird motifs; with white chicken feathers set into folded-over squares of shiny black indigo cloth, attached with short strings of Job's Tears seeds.  Tassel detail.

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  • Coat or jacket, known as a 'Hundred Bird' coat. Base cloth of hand-spun cotton, undyed apart from light blue indigo on sleeve edge. No collar, sides and sleeves open, with loops and cloth knots at intervals. Thirteen free-hanging panels sewn to bottom edge. Every surface decorated with applied cloth: pieces of green silk sateen are backed with paper, then embroidered in satin stitch in floss silk over paper cuts. Colours throughout are strong reds, dark blue, black and white. Front decoration has two birds, facing each other, with bands on shoulder and at hip of smaller birds and geometric patterns. Back decoration of central square with one large bird in profile. Strips of swastika and insect motifs. Sleeve has sun, star and swastika motifs. Free-hanging panels decorated with bird motifs; with white chicken feathers set into folded-over squares of shiny black indigo cloth, attached with short strings of Job's Tears seeds.  Design detail.

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  • Coat or jacket, known as a 'Hundred Bird' coat. Base cloth of hand-spun cotton, undyed apart from light blue indigo on sleeve edge. No collar, sides and sleeves open, with loops and cloth knots at intervals. Thirteen free-hanging panels sewn to bottom edge. Every surface decorated with applied cloth: pieces of green silk sateen are backed with paper, then embroidered in satin stitch in floss silk over paper cuts. Colours throughout are strong reds, dark blue, black and white. Front decoration has two birds, facing each other, with bands on shoulder and at hip of smaller birds and geometric patterns. Back decoration of central square with one large bird in profile. Strips of swastika and insect motifs. Sleeve has sun, star and swastika motifs. Free-hanging panels decorated with bird motifs; with white chicken feathers set into folded-over squares of shiny black indigo cloth, attached with short strings of Job's Tears seeds.  Decoration detail.

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