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Japanese Antique Shima-cho Sample Book of Stripes

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Textiles: Pre 1910: Item # 1370433

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Denenchofu, Otaku
Tokyo, Japan 145-0071

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Shima-cho, a sample book of stripes which are cotton and silk (mainly colored threads for warps). It also has some checks and figured cloth in total 413 fragments, mostly for kimono cloth. The book is made of recycled old paper. The stamp in the cover tells it is from the union of sericulturists in Ina in Nagano prefecture. It also tells made in Meiji 30s (1897~1906). In excellent condition. 17.5cm x 22.5cm x 1cm