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What is this?

Sheet of layered paper with design of horizontal bands of tightly curled linear swirls resembling water or smoke currents held together with fibers of silk or human hair.

This is a katagami from Japan. It is dated late 19th–early 20th century and we acquired it in 1976. Gift of Helen Snyder.

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Its medium is

cut mulberry paper treated with persimmon tannin and silk thread

Its dimensions are

26.8 x 44.1 cm (10 9/16 x 17 3/8 in.)

This object was designed by Unknown

This object was donated by Helen Snyder

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<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url= |title=Katagami, Kata-gami: Water or Smoke Currents, late 19th–early 20th century |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=30 July 2015 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>

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