Daifukucho ("lucky notebook"); album of striped textile scraps

Detail of a pattern
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At A Glance

  • Period

    1905 or later
  • Geography

  • Material

    Handmade paper, ink, and cotton
  • Dimension

    H x W: 20 × 14 cm (7 7/8 × 5 1/2 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Designer

    Shibuya (given name unknown)
  • Description

    A handmade notebook dated Meiji 38 (1905) created by someone with the surname of Shibuya, used to keep an album of scraps of striped cotton fabric--possibly the production record of a small-scale workshop. The samples include some uses of chemical dyes introduced to Japan in the late nineteenth century. The back of the notebook contains pages of practice for writing conventional phrases used in correspondance.
  • Origin

  • Credit Line

    Gift of the Jeffrey Krauss Collection of Japanese Textiles
  • Type

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