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This book made of old recycled paper is a sample book of weaving called Shimachou.


In the past, Japanese weavers cut their own woven cloth into small pieces and kept them in a book like this so that the same pattern could be folded in subsequent years.


This one has mainly silk Kasuri and indigo-dyed cotton Kasuri pasted on it. Perhaps it made out over 100years ago. It would not be easy to find one with so many pages like this.


Measures: 27cm×19cm×3cm (10in ×7in×1in)



Vintage Japanese Shimacho weaving sample book

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