Meiji 43 . Stock ID #157344
Japanese textile sample book containing 37 swatches of fabric of varying sizes from the late Edo-early Meiji period. Each captioned in Japanese. Includes a triangular sample of Korean brocade and one of Chinese silk with handwritten Chinese characters on it. 20 pages (on 10 folded leaves). Some samples showing wear, in particular the Chinese silk sample, tail of spine of album damaged with a little loss of cloth. A particularly interesting and handsome album. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 157344).