The Art of Needlework (Hô no kô): Kurehatori and Anahatori [=Ayahatori], from the series Gekkô's Miscellany (Gekkô zuihitsu)
「月耕随筆 縫乃工 呉織穴織」
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Kurehatori and Ayahatori (here written Anahatori) appear in the nô play Kureha. The two women are said to have come form China in ancient times to teach the art of weaving in Japan.
Gift of the Anne Gordon Keidel Trust of June 2016