Kote - armoured sleeves
Kote are sleeves for Japanese armour.
These are the style that does not have the hand covers. These finish at the wrist.
The cloth is indigo dyed hessian. There may be some small holes due to age (see photos)
There is a little lacquer missing from some of the shino ribs on the kote (see photos)
Traditional Japanese style chain mail.
Very good considering age
Age: over 160 years old
Antique: genuine Samurai Kote.