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Mosaics of Shizuhata I, II; III & IV (1941)

SUSUMU EMA (1910-1973)

Set of 4 woodblock prints annotated in pencil
Newly-framed in gold leaf box as pictured

68.5cm x 38.5cm in the frame

SOLD

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Susumu Ema was a Japanese artist, illustrator and designer best known for reinvigorating the world of Japanese dyeing and weaving design. Based lifelong in Kyoto, Ema travelled the globe in the 1930s compiling an encyclopaedic compendium of textile designs which he brought back to the famous Nishijin textile district of the city. Re-working and adapting his treasure trove of material, he reproduced the designs in the form of woodblock prints that he presented in a series of seminal books, most notably Shizuhatacho Vols 1 & 2 and Tozai Senshokumon. These mosaics of Shizuhata (textile designs) are taken from Shizuhatacho Vol 2 (lit. book of textile designs). Each design is annotated in pencil with its Japanese title.