Artist: Studio Nohara
This bag, in the form of a goldfish, is designed for holding incense. Goldfish were originally imported into Japan from China in the Muromachi period (1336-1573). This kind of unique silk crepe handiwork first started in the Edo period (1603-1868).
This artwork is a one-off.
Material: pure silk (modern Tango Chirimen, Japanese silk crepe)
Size: 15cm long, 5cm high
Colour: mixed (see photos)
Only 1 remains. Please be quick.