On View: Asian Galleries, Arts of Japan, 2nd floor
Ainu men carved decorative patterns into many wood objects made for daily use. Ainu women sewed and embroidered clothing. By the early twentieth century, when most of these objects left Hokkaidō, Ainu craftsmen were making carved implements, especially trays, for sale to tourists.
late 19th-early 20th century
Gift of Herman Stutzer
Ainu. Spatula, late 19th-early 20th century. Wood, 1 3/8 x 7 11/16 in. (3.5 x 19.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Herman Stutzer, 12.208. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , 12.208_PS9.jpg)
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