Hand cut Japanese Stencil used to apply pattern to silk. Cut in persimmon juice impregnated paper. The six sided motif is a stylization of the carapace of the tortoise representing 10,000 years of life. The floral patterns are those of the ubiquitous chrysanthemum flower.
8.7 cm x 35 cm x 35 cm
Mike Mansfield Collections, Mss 65, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana
University of Montana-- Missoula. Mansfield Library
Image credit: Micaela Connolly, University of Montana
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