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stencil for a yukata
  • Japan
  • stencil for a yukata, circa 1826–1834, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • tsukibori, hikibori, dôgubori, laminating, persimmon tannin on mulberry paper
  • Object Length/Width: 54.75 x 42 cm
    Object Length/Width: 21 1/2 x 16 1/2 in
    Mat Dimensions: 25 x 20 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 0000.2959
Label Text

Dark brown stencil paper with silk mesh backing on cut mulberry paper laminated with persimmon tannin. Scattered flying swallow pattern on the net-background composed of thin wavy lines and cut knot motifs. Various sizes of swallow pattern and zigzag grouping give a sense of depth and movement to the design.