Roll up or revolving flat fan (Maki uchiwa)

Japanese
about 1875


Object Place: Japan

Dimensions

35 cm (13 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

1976.430

Medium or Technique

Printed paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Circular printed and painted paper leaf with foundation of parallel bamboo sticks. Obverse: fisherman on boat with fish, net and basket right, swimmer and inscription left. Reverse: dock(?) and inscription. Red paper binding. Black laquered variegated bamboo handle. Leaf inserted into upper portion of handle, pivot set center; bamboo foundation allows leaf to be flat when in use and to be rolled around handle when not in use; green cord to tie closed. (Cf. 43.2106a)

Provenance

Transferred from Asiatic Dept. to Textiles.

Credit Line

Oldham Collection