Farmer's vest, saki-ori. Muted hues with indigo borders around the arms, indigo stripe cotton lapel. Displayed on an Itomaki - wooden section from a Japanese loom. Beautiful wood patina, wonderful architecturally. Mounted on metal stand. Vest: 31" L x 19.5" W. Meiji period, late 19th c.
Japanese seto ware decorated with blue stylized painting, rounded raised bottom, and long neck. Made to withstand direct contact with hot ashes as this was directly put on the ashes of a hibachi in order to heat the sake. A 3/4" hairline crack from the mouth is the only blemish, otherwise in good condition. 19th c, late Meiji period. 6"h x 5"w