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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #773007 (stock #539)
The Incurable Collector
$75.00
Featuring an unusual Japanese tissue holder(Hakoseko)which was used when a woman wore a formal kimono and was stored in the obi. Stylized embroidered kiku in pink and lavender on white with gold divisions, all on white satin. Case still with tissues in pocket on outside, and on the inside, a mirror and another pocket with a paper holding wooden sticks(for cotton-cleaning ears?). A separate piece, a small embroidered sleeve with tassel, holds an ivory nail file...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1910 item #775488 (stock #5548)
The Incurable Collector
$850.00
Featuring a magnificent Meiji era(1868-1910)Japanese fukusa which is a two sided square textile used to cover a ceremonial gift in Japan. The fukusa reflects the season and occasion for the gift,the giver's knowledge of social culture and the arts, and the givers inner emotions-emotions that were not often overly displayed in public. Fukusa usually present the recipient of the gift with a challenge as well: to decipher which cultural traditions the designs refer to...