Antique Japanese Samurai "Namban Kawari Kabuto".
Made up of russet iron plates with five stage black lacquered neck lames,
dark blue silk lacing with green and multi colour lacing around the edges.
The turn backs each side of the Kabuto are covered in printed leather with
decorative edge and family mon or crest in the center.
Inside of the peak is lacquered red, lining is stitched blue hemp, silk neck
cord. This style of Kawari Kabuto was inspired by foreign ( probably Spanish
) influence. .
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