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This is called a "木製糸巻" or "ito maki" which held silk threads used in the making of kimonos in Kyoto's famous textile center- Nishijin-Ori Kaikan. The history of Nishijin silk weaving began with the history of Kyoto itself back in 794; by the Edo Period, there were an estimated 5,000 weaving factories in the Nishijin District. Today, the district remains home to one of Japan's largest handmade weaving industries. 

Please see the 4th picture to see how they were used and the 5th picture shows how they can be used to display small items. The items show in the 4th and 5th pictures are not included.

These are from the early to mid 20th Century. Wooden itomaki are no longer used.

This itomaki is 13.5 cm wide and 17 cm tall. This will be shipped in a box.

My sister has some and uses them as display stands for small plants and other objects. Very unique!

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Vintage Japanese Ito Maki Kyoto Silk Thread Frame S210


  • Vintage Supply from the 1960s
  • Material: wood
  • Ships worldwide from Japan
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