Ainu People Harvesting and Drying Kelp, 1872

by Meiji era artist (unsigned)

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Ainu People Harvesting and Drying Kelp, 1872 by Meiji era artist (unsigned)

Original Meiji era Japanese Woodblock Print
Ainu People Harvesting and Drying Kelp, 1872

Series; Ainu Hokkaido, 1872
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Ainu People Harvesting and Drying Kelp, 1872 - This interesting print is from an illustrated book about the Ainu people of the island of Ezo. In 1869, the Meiji government annexed Ezo from the Ainu, its indigenous inhabitants, and renamed it Hokkaido. The book depicts the Ainu in their daily activities and livelihoods. This scene shows the Ainu harvesting kelp and laying it out to dry on the beach. The Ainu are accurately depicted wearing traditional robes with geometric designs. A rare historic record of these ancient people.

Artist - Meiji era artist (unsigned)

Image Size - 6 3/4" x 4 1/2" + left margin as shown; backing sheet 12 1/4" x 9 1/4"

Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Attached at top corners to backing sheet. Slight creasing. Please see photos for details.

Ainu People Harvesting and Drying Kelp, 1872 by Meiji era artist (unsigned)
Ainu People Harvesting and Drying Kelp, 1872 by Meiji era artist (unsigned)

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