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Dochu gappa (travelling cape)

Offered for sale here is a dochu gappa, or traveller's cape, circa 1850.  The outer layer is indigo dyed kasuri, or ikat, with a woven stripe lining and velvet collar.  The cape has a mulberry paper lining that provides resistance to wind and rain. The cape is made from hand loomed fabrics and is entirely hand sewn.