Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Japan
  • Shimachō, date unknown
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • paper, cloth
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: closed 26 x 18.5 x 2.4 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: closed 10 1/4 x 7 1/4 x 15/16 in
  • Gift of Elizabeth Schultz in honor of Mary Dusenbury
  • Not on display
  • 2006.0006
Label Text

A book of fabric swatches. The cover is wrapped with a paper with cherry blossom and maple leaf patterns in red and magenta. There are 34 pages of paper in the book, each contains about 20-30 fabric samples. The samples are mostly horizontal strips of fabrics with geometric patterns, mostly strips, plaids and checkers. The predominant color of the fabric samples are indigo and various shades of blue.