Posted by: softypapa | December 29, 2007

Antique Japanese Silk Reel Bobbin – Old Wooden Itomaki

Antique Japanese Silk Reel Bobbin Old Wooden Itomaki Japan Tokaido Softypapa

Antique Japanese Silk Reel Bobbin Old Wooden Itomaki Japan Tokaido Softypapa

Antique Japanese Silk Reel Bobbin Old Wooden Itomaki Japan Tokaido Softypapa

Antique Japanese Silk Reel Bobbin Old Wooden Itomaki Japan Tokaido Softypapa 

Description

Antique Japanese silk reel bobbin.  These items are called itomaki in Japan where they were in common use for silk thread production until roughly the end of the 19th century.  The bobbins where used with special machines called zakuri which were often hand-powered and included clever gears and mechanisms to spool silk in a fast and efficient manner.  Silk production was a widespread cottage industry in Japan through the end of the long and peaceful Edo period (1600-1868) and many traditional Japanese farmhouses were designed with special attic rooms for the pursuit of sericulture.

About the Listed Item

This hand-crafted antique wooden itomaki silk reel bobbin is in fair condition with no cracks.  The bobbin dates from the late 19th century or early 20th century and does have marks and scratches from use and wears a darkened patina of age.

Size:
Length: 5.9 inches (15.0 centimeters)
Diameter: 5.9 inches (15.0 centimeters)
Weight: 2.8 ounces (81 grams)

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item code: R1S4-0003736
category code: nipponitomaki
ship code: G3

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