[Uchikake] (Outer garment) Design of boxes for shell-game pieces on a white figured-satin ground

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[Uchikake] (Outer garment) Design of boxes for shell-game pieces on a white figured-satin ground

Textiles / Edo

Edo period, 18th century

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The seashells on this robe depict a game in which players try to find matching pairs. As only two shells form a matching pair, this game symbolized marital harmony."

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