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Description

Hanakago "Minomushi" by Iizuka Rōkansai (1890-1958)

"Minomushi" means Bagworm.

Bagworms (Psychidae) are a family of the butterflies and moths.

The caterpillar larvae of the Psychidae construct cases out of silk and environmental materials such as sand, soil, lichen, or plant materials. These cases are attached to rocks, trees or fences while resting or during their pupa stage, but are otherwise mobile.

Signed "Rōkansai saku" (Made by Rōkansai)

Belongings
Otoshi
Furoshiki cloth which is inscribed “Rōkansai”

Hakogaki
"Hanakago, Minomushi, Rōkansai saku, with seal Rōkansai [Flower basket, Bagworm, made by Rōkansai, with seal Rōkansai"

Weaving technique : Hexagonal plaiting (variant), twining and knotting


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