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manufactured by Arthur Sanderson & Sons Ltd., 1928

This is a wallpaper sample taken from an Arthur Sanderson & Sons Ltd wallpaper pattern book in 1928.This sample features a pretty, delicate pattern of Oriental women, in groups or alone, carrying parasols or fans, between branches with flowers and leaves, in pink, green, yellow, grey, lilac and black, on a white ground with shadowy grey/silver trees and temples.

Object Number

SW1.6

Block printed wallpaper.


height: 780mm
width: 510mm

Further Reading

Hendon, Zoe. Japantastic: Japanese-Inspired Patterns for the British Home, 1880-1930. Blurb.com, 2010.

Katagami Style , Mabuchii, Akiko; Takagi, Yoko; Nagasaki, Iwao, Ikeda, Yuko Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum, Tokyo; The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto; Mie Prefectural Art Museum; Nikkei Inc.,2012

Katagami Style [English language], Mabuchii, Akiko; Takagi, Yoko; Nagasaki, Iwao, Ikeda, Yuko: Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum, Tokyo; The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto; Mie Prefectural Art Museum; Nikkei Inc.;

Hendon, Zoe. The Silver Studio and the Art of Japan, Museum of Domestic Design and Architecture, 2013

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