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Japanese Vintage Mingei Craft Wood Sumi-tsubo

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Wood: Pre 1960: Item # 1197603

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Denenchofu, Otaku
Tokyo, Japan 145-0071

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This is a carpenter's "sumi-tsubo ( ink liner )" made of wood and has an ink pot and a wheel. It has ink soaked floss silk in the pot. It is used by a carpenter when he draws a line on a lumber. One of the end of the string is pinned, stretched and snapped so that the line is drawn. It has been commonly used till mid 20th century. This one has a carved turtle. In good condition. 20th century. L:24cm W:9.5cm H:8.3cm