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160302-0023 - Japanese Calligraphy


Inside Meiji 1890s Unknown

Woman in kimono painting on a kakemono (掛物), a hanging scroll .

Kakemono are used to display and exhibit paintings and calligraphy. They are usually mounted on a flexible backing with silk fabric edges, so that they can be rolled for storage.

From a series of glass slides published (but not photographed) by Scottish photographer George Washington Wilson (1823–1893). Wilson’s firm was one of the largest publishers of photographic prints in the world.

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