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Japanese Carpenter Measure or Sumitsubo

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Wood: Pre 1900: Item # 1172139
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A simple utilitarian tool often used by Japanese carpenters and woodworkers known as a sumitsubo or an ink pot used to measure and portion pieces of wood. Traditionally, the sumitsubo were made by carpenters and how well a sumitsubo is made showed how skilled a carpenter was. Age: 19th-20th century Size:Height: 3.75" Width: 4" Length: 11.5"