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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」

Japanese
Meiji era
1897 (Meiji 30) (?)
Artist Ogata Gekkô (Japanese, 1859–1920), Publisher Matsuki Heikichi (Daikokuya) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban

Accession Number

2016.970

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Classifications

Prints

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.

Signed

Gekkô
月耕

Markings

Artist's seal

Credit Line

Gift of the Anne Gordon Keidel Trust of June 2016