In Edo Japan (1615–1868), stacked, nested boxes, called inro
, were specifically designed to hold medicine or ink seals. Often made of lavishly decorated lacquer, these costly and beautiful inro
(primarily used by men) became essential fashion accessories that also acted as markers of wealth. Our captivating scarf design is adapted from the lacquered medallions on a nineteenth-century inro
in the Museum’s collection.
Available in red or black/gold. Silk crêpe de chine. Imported. 64'' x 18''.