Vest made of paper folded, braided and tied into a loose netting. Woven paper textiles originated in Japan in the 16th century.They are called shifu and were most likely developed by the impoverished rural population for lack of other materials.
Circa: mid 19th century
Material: Braided paper
Condition: Minor soiling and some missing links, very good
Dimensions: 28" x 19"
Inventory number: WR3734