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Katagami, Hiragana and Blossom Motif

This is a Katagami. It is dated mid 18th - early 19th century and we acquired it in 1976. Its medium is mulberry paper (kozo washi) treated with fermented persimmon tannin (kakishibu), and silk threads (itoire). It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Helen Snyder. It is credited Gift of Helen Snyder.

Cite this object as

Katagami, Hiragana and Blossom Motif; Japan; mulberry paper (kozo washi) treated with fermented persimmon tannin (kakishibu), and silk threads (itoire); Gift of Helen Snyder; 1976-103-93

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