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Japan Anonymous, Japanese
Umbrella with Bamboo Handle, c. 1919
Silk on bamboo
37 1/2 in. x 29 in. (95.25 cm x 73.66 cm)

Object Type: Fan
Technique: Embroidery
Period: Taisho (Japan, 1912-1925)
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Florence E. Wirtz
Accession Number: 85.2.1

The umbrella is 29" in diameter when extended fully.

No marks.

Embroidered silk with a bamboo handle and ribs. The silk is a light turquoise, color, with the embroidery in off-white and pink. There is metal hardware, black lacquer on the top center of the bamboo, and thread and string on the piece.

Object Description
Light turquoise colored silk umbrella, with embroidery in pink and off-white. The umbrella has a bamboo handle, which is hinged and unscrews to fold in half. There is a robe with two pom-poms that tie around the umbrella when closed.

Gift of Mrs. Florence E. Wirtz, 1985.

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