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Meiji Period Cherry Bark Pair of Hirobuta Trays
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Meiji Period Cherry Bark Pair of Hirobuta Trays

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Lacquer: Pre 1900: Item # 1178175
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A pair of hirobuta or trays used to place kimonos in, made from Cherry bark and paulownia. The style of using cherry bark to produce various objects is a distinct style seen in the Akita- Kaunodate region, where they are famous for the art. One piece contains a motif of deer and autumn grasses, while the other is a woman preparing silk fabric while staring at the moon. The motifs are done in cherry bark and mother of pearl. Age: 19th century. Size: (Deer motif tray): Height: 3.25" Width: 14.4" Length: 23.75" (Tray with Woman preparing silk): Height: 3.5" Width: 15.25" Length: 24.75"