Offered by: Tishu
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Framed Antique Japanese Embroidery Fukusa Panel

$ 4,500
  • Description
    A Japanese Fukusa Panel with tassels displayed in a gilt frame circa Meiji Period. Fukusa is a traditional Japanese textile art used as a wrap for presenting gifts at important occasions. On the deep blue background, the elaborate embroidery work depicts Shichifukujin (Seven Gods of Fortune in Japanese mythology) under a pine tree. First mentioned as a collective in the year 1420, the origin of Shichifukujin is rooted as ancient gods of fortune from various religions Japan. From Mahayana Buddhism came Benzaiten, Bishamonten and Daikokuten; From Chinese Taoism came Fukurokuju, Hotei and Jurojin; The only one who has a native Japanese ancestry is Ebisu. With time, they all developed into the patron gods of various professions and trades in Japanese society.
    The embroidery work on this large Fukusa is impressive in its details and a wide range of techniques when viewed in details. The panel itself is 26" x 31" without tassels.
  • More Information
    Origin: Japan
    Period: 1900-1919
    Materials: silk and wood frame
    Condition: Good. Fine condition, very minor loose strands of threads, minor discoloration on the mat, top two tassels missing. Frame with only minor wear.
    Creation Date: early 20th century
    Styles / Movements: Asian, Traditional
    Patterns: Asian/Oriental, Handmade
    Incollect Reference #: 474441
  • Dimensions
    W. 37 in; H. 43 in; D. 1 in;
    W. 93.98 cm; H. 109.22 cm; D. 2.54 cm;
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