ANONYMOUS. Komon sample book. (Sold)
Artist: Anonymous compiler
Title: Untitled. One volume, complete.
Description: A sample book with 72 numbered textile samples with small decorative designs (komon) printed by stencil (katagami) mounted on 26 pages. Probably from Kyoto textile dealer Imamura Shinsuke.
Date: ca. 1870-1890.
Size: 17x23,5 cm
Medium: Color stencil printing.
Literature: For a discussion on this kind of book see the chapter by Nagasaki Iwao, Designs for a Thousand Ages: Printed Pattern Books and Kosode in Gluckman & Takeda, When Art Became Fashion Kosode in Edo-Period Japan. New York 1992, p.111-112.
Conditions: Very good conditions.
Item no: M 475