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.
Museum purchase through gift of Charles W. Gould
late 18th–early 19th century
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Mulberry paper (kozo washi) treated with fermented persimmon juice (kakishibu), silk threads (itoire)
26.4 × 42 cm (10 3/8 × 16 9/16 in.)
Mat: 35.5 × 45.5 cm (14 in. × 17 15/16 in.)
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