Japanese woven fabric with two tones, 19th century.

Modern two tones Japan fabric design. Textil ornament

Japan fabric design 1870

Japanese woven fabric with two tones, 19th century.

Art Japonais moderne – Tissus Étoffe a deux tons.

Note:  Kathe Mertens Hamburg. Design for print fabric.

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