Kinkarakawa. The Japanese Gilt Leather form the Edo Period

During the Edo period, quite some gilt leather from the Low Countries, sailed to Japan.
Original gilt leather rooms can be seen all over Europe and in some places of the US as well.
Even though the Japanese liked the gilt leather I don’t think there was ever one complete room decorated in it
Instead the Japanese made precious objects and exotic accessories from the Flemish or Dutch leathers.

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They made also tobacco pouches

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Here some boxes made by yours truly

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Boxes

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As Always

Fred

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