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ULITA - an Archive of International Textiles

Brush
Date: late 19th-mid 20th Century
Dimensions: 17.5 x 12.5 cm (6 7/8 x 4 15/16 in.) Other (Brush): 17.5 x 1.5 x 3.7 cm (6 7/8 x 9/16 x 1 7/16 in.)
Medium: Wood; bristle (animal fibre?)
Associated with: Japan
Description: A large wooden brush with bristles attached by stitch, and a hole in the handle for hanging. This is a Japanese stencil dyeing brush, probably of the jizome bake type, which was used to apply large areas of dye directly onto the fabric through the stencil.
Inv. No.: 2012.107
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