Kyo Shoami

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Provenance:   Robert E. Haynes $800.00
"Large iron Kyo Shoami tsuba with shakudo fukurin and brass sekigane. Excellant gold nunome on iron kiri sukashi. Ca. 1650. This is an early example of Kenjo tsuba.

Nishijin, Kyoto’s famed weaving district, is in the northwest part of central Kyoto. It was famous for brocade cloth. The inlay design of this tsuba comes from a embroidery pattern used by weavers. This is the same area used by both Shoami and Umetada tsubaco." (Long)
7.67cm x 7.87cm x 0.40cm

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