An Indigo Dyed Cotton Hanten: Inconspicuous Stitching and Patching
ca. early to mid twentieth century
36 1/2" x 50", 92.5 cm x 127 cm
This is a nicely voluminous coat of indigo dyed cotton; for a small woman it might fit as an overcoat; for a man it would fit well.
The cotton is evenly woven and of a good, heavy weight. The entire coat is of a very nice, dark blue color and there is some mending and patches.
On either side of the neck area, to the right and left of the collar just on the shoulder, are two blocks of sashiko stitching, for reinforcement.
As well, to the back of the coat there is a hand stitched patch, as well as to the proper, right, interior of the coat.
There is some patina from wear and some surface scuffing, but otherwise this coat has a lot of life in it, and if you decide to put it to use as one of your garments, it will serve you well.
A lovely thing: subtle and classic.