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Gift symbol made of paper folded from a square sheet, which is pale green on one side and gold on the other, into an irregular hexagonal shape, bound with a strip of gold material and with a white tassel protruding from inside at the top.


ornament (art); gift symbol

1 item (description level: part)
Broad category
Anthropology: Ethnography
Additional names, titles, or classifications
catalogue name:  ornament (art); gift symbol
object name (local):  ornament (art)
object name:  gift symbol

Japan, East Asia, Asia
Additional place information
made or collected:  Japan 

Materials & techniques
paper; pigment
Additional material & technique information
material: pigment (overall)
material: paper (overall)

donor:  Lund, Charles  Undefined - 1911

These gift symbols are known as 'noshi'. They represent abalone and signify that the package on which they are placed contains a gift.

Related objects
part of ornaments (art); gift symbol (11.154)
Related subjects
object name: ornaments (art)

Record created 2005-05-13 by RHOLLEY
Record last updated 2017-04-20 by XGVIEWS

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