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$ 4,000

Antique Japanese Embroidery Tapestry

Origin United States
Period 19th Century
Materials Silk and cotton
W. 80 in; H. 56 in; D. 0.2 in;
W. 203.2 cm; H. 142.24 cm; D. 0.51 cm;
Condition Fair. Antique textile condition with wear and loss to outer border, disintegration and dry rot to the backing fabric. Area of small loss and discoloration as expected. The color and shine is very vivid. No obvious odor or fading.
Creation Date 19th century
Description A large Japanese silk embroidery tapestry circa 19th century, late Edo to early Meiji period. Meticulously handwork that densely depicts repeated motifs of birds in flight among lush peony blossom in the central panel, which is surrounded by a rectangular band of flower pattern. The outer border features larger peonies interspersed with eight animals, both real and mythological including lion, tiger, deer, horse elephant and Qiling.
The tapestry is not mounted or framed. It has no backing as shown and the embroidery knots can be seen in the last photo.
Styles / Movements Asian, Bespoke, Traditional
Incollect Reference Number 337104
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