Japanese advertising fan ‘Hirdaramani’ store, Fort, Colombo c.1910
Japanese advertising fan printed for Hirdaramani Store, Chatham St, Fort, Colombo (Sri Lanka), advertising STOCKIST OF LATEST, UP-TO-DATE FINE, SILKS GENTLEMANS SUITINGS / EXPORT TAILORS FO LADIES & GENTLEMEN – SAREES OF ALL DESIGNS ‘ , the edges hand painted with a river scene & cherry blossomPrinted MADE IN JAPAN,
An interesting history of this company can be fond here:
Founded in 1890 by 16 year old Parmanand Hirdaramani, the company is still in existence and has grown to be one of the largest global makers of garments, still based in Colombo.
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