Artist Sue Lawty examines the Ainu robe and discusses its properties as a garment made from elm bark. Lawty explored the Cooper Hewitt collection as part of her Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship.
Read more about this object on the Cooper Hewitt Collection website: collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18446005/
World Beach Project Footage courtesy of the Victoria & Albert Museum, London.
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