ANONYMOUS COMPILER. Komon chō. (Sold)
Artist: Anonymous compiler
Title: Komon chō (Collection of small patterns). One volume, complete.
Description: A sample book with 90 numbered textile samples with small decorative designs (komon) printed by stencil (katagami) on paper, mounted on 45 pages.
Date: ca. 1870-1890.
Size: 16x21 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: The cover rubbed otherwise in very good conditions.
Item no: MT 16