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Narumi: Woman Doing Arimatsu
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Narumi: Woman Doing Arimatsu "Shibori" Tie-Dying

Description Conservation Exhibitions Provenance Inscription Credit
Description "Shibori" cloth was made through a tie-dyeing process. It became particularly popular during the Edo period. Cloth would be tied tightly around small pebbles, creating white circular patterns. Note the small bundles the woman has already tied in preparation for dyeing. Examples of "shibori" clothes hang in the background.
Date Description Narrative
8/17/2018Treatmentexamined for exhibition; filled; inpainted; re-housed; surface cleaned
  • Japanese Woodblock Prints: The Art of Collaboration. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2018-2019.
Provenance C. Robert Snell, Oriental Arts & Antiques, Timonium, Maryland; purchased by Justine Lewis Keidel, Owings Mills, Maryland, after 1971; given to Walters Art Museum, 1991.
Inscriptions [Signature] Oju Kochoro Toyokuni ga
Credit Gift of Justine Lewis Keidel, 1991

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ca. 1845-1846 (late Edo)
ink and color on mulberry paper
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H: 14 3/16 x W: 9 5/8 in. (36 x 24.4 cm)
  • Japan (Place of Origin)
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Not On View


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