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Item No#161442
ItemShima Cho & Fabric Collection Book
Materialcotton & paper
Price$344.00
Weight0.19kg
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This is a rare vintage 'shima cho'. 'Shima' means stripe cotton, and 'cho' means book. Shima cho was made for collect woven pattern samples by weaver or fabric collector in olden times.
This piece is made of 393 pieces cotton fragments, most of which are shima(stripe) or check pattern cotton.
In each page, we can feel the affection to the fabrics. Please feel it with more photos.
Some fabrics are missing( about 30 pieces seemed to be missing. Two pages are torn and missing near the binded part.
There is not text about age of it, but it seems to be from around Meiji period(1868-1912).
*size 6.7 in ( 17 cm) x 4.7 in ( 12 cm) x 1.6 in ( 4.0 cm)

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