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L: 3.0 in

, unknown


Gift of Barbara Kawakami


1 scissors : metal ; 3 in.

Small metal scissors with tips curved slightly upwards. Scissors are similar to cuticle or embroidery scissors.

Mrs. Shizu Kaigo used scissors to cut out stencils when making kamon or mon (Japanese family crest) on formal kimonos for the Japanese community in Hawaii.

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