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$ 2,198

Japanese Antique Fukusa Textile Art Meiji Period

Origin Japan
Period 1900-1919
Materials silk
W. 26 in; H. 31.25 in; D. 0.1 in;
W. 66.04 cm; H. 79.38 cm; D. 0.25 cm;
Condition Good. Small pin holes on the front, mostly where the pine trees are. one small hole on the silk backing. No tassels. Folding mark from storage. Unframed.
Creation Date Early 20th Century.
Description A Japanese silk Fukusa panel circa late 19th-early 20th century of Meiji period. The front was beautifully decorated with Yuzen-zome, a labor intensive resist-dye technique invested by an artist monk Miyazaki Yuzensai (1654 -1736) of Edo period. The front cover depicts a literary scene, maybe from the Tale of Genji, showing a nobleman scrolling by the water with his maid in waiting. A lady dressed in regal costume look out in a pavilion. Mount Fuji covered in snow looms in a distant sunset. Lines of birds are in flight. Yuzen technique showcases this piece in tremendous details. Embroidery was used sparsely but effectively on the costume of the main character to give a dimensional sense.
The piece has a red silk backing and still retains decorative stitches along the edges. There is a patched design on the back, a blue and white Mon symbol (family crest).
Fukusa is a traditional Japanese textile art used as a panel for presenting gifts at important occasions.
Styles / Movements Asian, Bespoke, Traditional
Incollect Reference Number 346304
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