Daifukucho (“lucky notebook”); album of striped textile scraps

A handmade notebook dated Meiji 38 (1905) created by someone with the surname of Shibuya, used to keep an album of scraps of striped fabric–possibly the production record of a small-scale workshop. The back of the notebook contains pages of practice for writing conventional phrases used in correspondance.

Maker(s)
Designer: Shibuya (given name unknown)
Historical period(s)
Meiji era, 1905 or later
Medium
Handmade paper, ink, and cotton
Dimensions
H x W: 20 × 14 cm (7 7/8 × 5 1/2 in)
Geography
Japan
Credit Line
Gift of the Jeffrey Krauss Collection of Japanese Textiles
Accession Number
S2016.6
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Album, Costume and Textile
Type

Textile: album of samples (shimacho)

Keywords
Japan, Meiji era (1868 - 1912)
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
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 fabric--possibly the production record of a small-scale workshop. The back of the notebook contains pages of practice for writing conventional phrases used in correspondance.

Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Whistler's Neighborhood
Google Cultural Institute
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