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Japanese Antique Textile Shima-cho Sample Book

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Textiles: Pre 1900: Item # 1082491

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Denenchofu, Otaku
Tokyo, Japan 145-0071

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This is a shima-cho which is a sample book of hand-spun and natural indigo and other vegetable dyed cotton stripes and checks. These cotton stripes are mainly used for kimono or futonji. It has 21 pages and about 290 pieces of samples. The paper cover has damage but sample pages are in good condition. Late Edo period (the former half of the 19th century). 15cm x 20cm