Textile samples (2), 'Edo komon', silk, Japan, 1985 - 1992
Two rolled lengths of patterned silk fabric samples. The silk lengths are divided into sections with samples of different painted and printed designs.
One textile length is a printed length inscribed with the words 'no yama' meaning field and mountain. The pattern was referred to as Edo-komon, 'small pattern from the Edo period'. Colours include pink, blue, purple, red and coral.
The other textile is a hand painted length which is also referred to as an Edo pattern and has a Tokyo dyer's logo lower right, colours include green, burnt orange, brown, purple and maroon.