12942 West Dixie Hwy North Miami, FL 33161 United States 305.400.0561
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$ 6,500

Framed Large Japanese Relief Embroidery Textile Meiji Period

Origin Japan
Period 1900-1919
Materials silk, brocade, gilt wood
W. 51 in; H. 76 in;
W. 129.54 cm; H. 193.04 cm;
Condition Good. Fine antique textile condition, Subtle undulation of the fabric due to the nature of sewing presentation. Minor wear on the frame.
Creation Date late 19th to early 20th century
Description A large and stunning piece of textile art from Japan Meiji period (1868-1912), nicely presented in a giltwood frame. The textile panel depicts a flock of birds perching on a willow tree. The realistic style and poetic composition is a typical derivative of Chinese "flower and bird" style painting that found its popularity in nearly all Japanese art medium, from painting, to woodblock, ceramic and textile art. The piece has a very distinguished golden tone-on-tone palette. On a patterned brocade background, the willow tree with weeping branches and leaves was embroidered with a golden thread in high relief. Birds in colors ranging from white to dark golden, were positioned perching on the branches or the ground. The Fine needlework boasts a superb craftsmanship and this is especially evident on the detail rendering of the bird feathers and the motions of the willow branches in the wind. The tone-on-tone golden color palette displays a subtle variations of shades and exhibits an overall shimmering luxurious effect. A very refined and eye-catching piece. Without frame it measures 65.5" H x 40" W. With frame it is 76" Hx 51" W.
Styles / Movements Asian, Bespoke, Traditional
Incollect Reference Number 326953
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