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Giant folding fan (Mita ogi)

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Giant folding fan (Mita ogi), probably used for ceremonial purposes. Stout painted maroon paper leaf. Obverse: silver-eye (Megiro) bird on branch among crysanthemums and other vegetation; silver paper (symbolizing moonlight) at top and bottom. Reverse: crysanthemums and other vegetation; gold...

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Provenance

Transferred from Asiatic Dept. to Textiles.

Credit Line

Oldham Collection

Japanese, about 1880–90

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

58 cm (22 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

1976.435

Medium or Technique

Painted paper

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes