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Japanese Vintage Mingei Craft Sumi-tsubo-2

Japanese Vintage Mingei Craft Sumi-tsubo-2

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Textiles: Pre 1960: Item # 1197605

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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 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. The string and floss silk are lost, however in good condition. Mid 20th century. L:20.5cm W:18.3cm H:7.7cm