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Butterflies on water
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Mulberry paper (kozo washi) treated with fermented persimmon tannin (kakishibu), and silk threads (itoire)
Late 19th century -early 20th century
Research in Progress
Butterflies appear on an abstract variation of water. Lines with loops and swirls produce the suggestion of running water. The stencil is significantly damaged on the right side.
Gift of Helen Snyder
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum