Japanese scissors

Made in Japan, 1875-1892.

This object is one of a collection of Japanese domestic utensils, agricultural implements and tools were acquired by the Museum in 1892.

Many of the tools in this collection are pre-Meiji era (1868-1912). When Japan reopened its doors to the outside world in the middle of the 19th century, it was stagnating under a feudal system, which had divided society into four distinct castes: warriors, farmers, artisans and tradesman. At this time, Japan was an agrarian state. Approximately 80% of the po...

Summary

H1102
Scissors, steel, maker unknown, Japan, 1875-1892

Steel scissors which are riveted together. The handles a curved in an aesthetic and ergonomic design.

Dimensions

88 mm

Production

1875-1892

Source

Purchased 1892
21 June, 1892

Cite this Object

Japanese scissors 2016, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 19 November 2017, <https://ma.as/233147>
{{cite web |url=https://ma.as/233147 |title=Japanese scissors |author=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences |access-date=19 November 2017 |publisher=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Australia}}
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