Indigo blue: Ai-gami


Small glass bottle of pigment used for printing Japanese woodblocks. Paper label in English with color name as transliterated from Japanese: Indigo blue: Ai-gami; separate label with catalogue number. No cork; glass broken at top. Bottle contains paper saturated with color which suggests this may be dayflower, Tsu-yu-kusa, rather than indigo which did not come in paper form.

Location: Currently not on view

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Credit Line: Gift of T. Tokuno, Chief of the Japanese Bureau of Engraving and Printing (Insatsukyoku), 1889-90

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: GA.03444Catalog Number: 03444Accession Number: 23218

Object Name: pigmentObject Type: pigment

Measurements: overall: 6 cm x 3 cm; 2 3/8 in x 1 3/16 in


Record Id: nmah_1323754

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