Tenri 67-1353_E | Ainu textiles: Cloth weighted with affection and prayer 🇯🇵

Tsuda Nobuko, scholar of Ainu heritage cloth, is the first female Ainu PhD recipient in history. Here Tsuda points out an anomaly in the stitching of this kimono. This entire back pattern of the pattern is called the “sermak” and serves to protect the body of the wearer (Tenri Sankokan Museum collection)

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