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stencil for a yukata
  • Japan
  • stencil for a yukata, Meiji period (1868–1912) or early Taisho period (1912–1926)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • tsukibori, hikibori, kiribori, laminating, persimmon tannin, silk mesh on mulberry paper
  • Length/Width/Depth: 54.3 x 42.5 cm
    Length/Width/Depth: 21 x 16 3/4 in
    Mat Dimensions: 20 x 25 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 0000.2961

Dark brown stencil paper with backing silk mesh. It has a combination of large floral patterns of insect-eaten paulownia leaves and large chrysanthemum blossoms on a ground of narrow vertical stripes. The paulownia leaves are depicted in detail, while the chrysanthemums are depicted with chains of small dots.