Indigo blue: Ai-gami

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Description
Small glass bottle of powdered pigment used for printing Japanese woodblocks. Paper label in English with color name transliterated from Japanese; separate label with catalogue number. No cork; glass broken at top.
Indigo blue: Ai-gami, indigo in the form of saturated paper to be soaked in order to produce color
Location
Currently not on view
Measurements
overall: 6 cm x 3 cm; 2 3/8 in x 1 3/16 in
ID Number
GA.03444
catalog number
03444
accession number
23218
Credit Line
Gift of T. Tokuno, Chief of the Japanese Bureau of Engraving and Printing (Insatsukyoku), 1889-90
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Tokuno Gift
Data Source
National Museum of American History

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