OFFERED BY
By appointment only Atlanta, GA 30327 United States 305.400.0561
Email Dealer

Showrooms

$ 3,800

Framed Japanese Relief Embroidery Textile Art of Dragon

Origin Japan
Period 19th Century
Materials silk and wood frame
Dimensions
W. 28.75 in; H. 28.75 in; D. 2 in;
W. 73.03 cm; H. 73.03 cm; D. 5.08 cm;
Condition Good. Textile is in fine condition. The frame of intentional distressed antique finish shows scattered wear like small scratches and minute dings along the edges, some with touchups. Not distractive in general. In our opinion reframing is only optional.
Creation Date 1890-1910s
Description A beautiful Japanese textile art panel with a embroidered dragon on a swirling cloud background, nicely framed with a linen matt in an antique-finish silver wood frame with gilt trim. This work of art is circa late Meiji period (1890-1910s) and was likely made for the export market during the time when Japonisme created a craze in the west and all things Japanese considered highly fashionable. The embroidery was done to showcase the coiled dragon in the center forming a roundel with a squared background filled with the pattern of swirling clouds. This is an ancient format derived from Chinese Fengshui "Tian Yuan Di Fang" (Square earth under round heaven). The dragon was done in high relief with silver metallic threads, mostly in thin satin stitches but with significant wrapping and piling for the dimensional effect. The background was done in a slightly darker tone with a very dense couching stitches that form the tightly stylized swirls. The panel is framed in a complimentary antique finish frame to accentuate the color and texture.
Styles / Movements Asian, Bespoke, Traditional
Patterns Animal/Insects, Asian/Oriental, Handmade
Incollect Reference Number 450653
Sign In To View Price close

You must Sign In to your account to view the price. If you don’t have an account, please Create an Account below.

Loading...
Loading... Loading...
  • This website uses cookies to track how visitors use our website to provide a better user experience. By continuing to browse this website, you are agreeing to our cookie policy
    Ok
Join InCollect close

Join to view prices, save favorites, share collections and connect with others.

Forgot Password?
  • Be the first to see new listings and weekly events
    Invalid Email. Please try again.
    Enter