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Happi Coats in 19th century hand tinted albumen photos

Happi are tradesmen's or festival coats. Typically indigo resist dyed cotton. These 19th century photos are hand tinted albumen. 
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Boro patchwork kimono

Boro kimono. Layered patchwork cotton. Sold.
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Boro patchwork futon cover

Boro patchwork futon cover. Made from kasuri and shima cotton fragments. Beautiful e-gasuri of birds and bamboo.
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Double motise chisel

Double motise chisel. Wonderful time-saving tool in the hands of a good carpenter.
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Boro patchwork futon cover

Boro patchwork futon cover. Made of Katazome stencil resist dyed cotton. Late 19th or early 20th century.
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Sample book of indigo fabric

Shima-cho. Sample book of indigo dyed cotton stripped patterns used to sell a weavers works. Early 20th century.
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