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Embroidered Thimbles
Embroidered Thimbles
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Embroidered Thimbles

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Four embroidered thimbles (shishu-no-yubinuki).  Many small decorative and sometimes practical crafts (saiho-osaikumono) developed in the Edo period (1600-1868) as a way for women of leisure to use up their silk kimono fabric and thread  remnants.  I don't know  much about the history of thimbles but handmade ones such as this usually fall into that category. These were  sold to me as being only 40 - 50 years old. The fabric is older than that but it's difficult to date them as the patterns  haven't changed, but that's probably about right.  

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