[1900?]. Stock ID #154973
Sample album of designs most probably for weaving. The album contains 196 numbered paper slits for holding the design samples in place with 68 samples included. Handwritten paper tabs (some damaged with loss) attached to the edges of 17 leaves give the names of customers. Bound in cloth covered boards with tassle ties, one place on the spine a little gnawed, some other minor wear to cloth. Paper title label upper cover. A sample book which has been used for the purpose but is overall in good condition. This album contains samples of design which appear to be designs for the weaving of fabric. Many leaves have paper tabs attached which indicate the names of the customers ordering or interested in a particular design. Below each design is the name of the design and a hiragana letter and number given to the design. It is possible this album comes from Gifu Prefecture as there is a part of the letterhead of "鏡島尋常高等小學校 [Kagashima Higher Elementary School]. The seal of Sugiyama Shōten 杉山商店[Sugiyama Shop] is also included but we have not been able to locate this shop. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 154973).