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Courtier's fan (komori)

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Courtier's fan (Komori). Painted paper leaf. Reversible design of green bamboo trees, blue clouds, red outline at botton against gold background. Bamboo sticks with indentured guards to give fan partially open appearance; carved motif on guards. Condition: leaf unglued from one guard.

Provenance

Transferred from Asiatic Dept. to Textiles.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

Japanese, Edo period, 19th century

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

30.8 cm (12 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

43.1295

Medium or Technique

Paper and wood

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes