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Japanese Antique Textile Shimacho Sample Book

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Textiles: Pre 1900: Item # 877191

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This is a "shimacho", a sample book of hand woven and natural indigo and vegetable dyed cotton. It has amazing 37 pages and 567 pieces and there is few shimacho which has so many pieces and in good condition. Some pieces were woven in Edo and some were in Meiji period. In excellent condition. Late Edo to early Meiji period ( ca. mid to late 19th C ) 13cm x 20.5cm 5.1" x 8.1"