Mukashi watari sarasa (Ancient calicos imported to Japan). Three volumes. Kyoto, Unsodo hatsubai, Taisho 6 (1917).
Folio. Lvs. (26); (23); (25). With 4 leaves with Japanese text and 70 lvs with numerous pieces of woodblock printed designs of Sarasa. The lvs are folded in the Japanese style. Original decorated paper covers, silk threads, paper title slips on upper covers. Seika Yamaga (1885-1981) was a weaving master active in Kyoto. Sarasa or calico is a plain woven textile, often not fully processed cotton, coloured and treated with various techniques. Originally it came from the city of Kolikkodu (Calicut) in south western India. It was imported to Japan in the 16th century by the Portugese. The Japanese refined and developed the technique further.
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€ 1500.00 [Appr.: US$ 1759.46 | £UK 1339.5 | JP¥ 195934]
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