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Maker(s):Tachibana Minko
Culture:Japanese (active 1764-1772)
Title:Ito Gumi [The Cordmaker] from the series Saiga Shokunin Burui [A Color Illustrated Series of Various Professions / Classified Artisans]
Date Made:ca. 1770s
Materials:Color woodblock print (woodcut) on paper
Place Made:Asia; Japan
Narrative Inscription:  INSCRIPTION: recto, upp. r. (black ink): [Japanese character, [ill.]].
Accession Number:  MH 1997.2.11
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Louis C. Black

Left section of a book page of a woman sitting and trimming loose treads from a newly made tasseled cord with scissors. Behind her is a cabinet with skeins and bobbins of thread.

craftsmen; workers; professionals; labor; women

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