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Japanese Antique Craft Small Basket Cases for Kimono

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Baskets: Pre 1900: Item # 1394140

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Denenchofu, Otaku
Tokyo, Japan 145-0071

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A pair of small baskets called "tamoto-otoshi" which is used for kimono. The cord is hung around neck and an each basket is hidden in an each sleeve. Small items such as coin, medicine or others are put in. It is not sure what kind of vine is used. The cord is made of asa (hemp) dyed with vegetable indigo. In excellent condition. The second half of the 19th century. Basket:7cm x 1.5cm, Cord:84cm