AB 76-145 a,b


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What is it?
Zaru-Soba Tray
What is it made of?
Where is it from?
When was it made?
Object ID
AB 76-145 a,b

This tray for serving soba noodles is made of two pieces: a bamboo frame and mat. The mat is made of thin slices of bamboo about 1/8" wide that are joined together by roping in three locations: one in the middle and two that are equally spaced out on either side. The frame is held together by a simple joinery system and four small metal pins. The outer sides of the bamboo frame and mat have a clear varnish finish.

These trays are typically used to serve zaru-soba (cold buckwheat noodles), generally eaten in the summertime. 

Purchased by Karen Weisel of Museum staff, 1976
AB 76-145 a,b Zaru Soba Tray