Flying Bats

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Catalogue Status
Research in Progress
Description
Motif of bats flying in multiple directions cut from brown paper, their wings interlaced to form a continuous pattern. There are faint silk threads visible throughout the negative space to reinforce the overall structure.
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
late 18th–early 19th century
Accession Number
1939-72-1
Credit Line
Museum purchase through gift of Charles W. Gould
made in
Japan
Medium
Mulberry paper (kozo washi) treated with fermented persimmon juice (kakishibu), silk threads (itoire)
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Type
textile designs
Object Name
Katagami
Type
Katagami