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Meiji period (1868-1912), with two seals to the lower right hand corner, an impressive monumental wall hanging, finely woven and embroidered with silk to produce a serene scene of cranes or egrets gathering in a pond surrounded by irises and under branches of cascading wisteria blossoms, lined, loops to top edge of embroidery for hanging.
104 x 160 in.Private Collection, NC
Purchased in New York during the 1950s.
Due to its size and grandeur of design, this textile may have been created for a world's fair or as a gift for an important diplomat. Few embroidered wall hangings from the Meiji period have survived due to the delicate nature of care. Similar textiles to this one were exhibited in the exhibition "Threads of Silk and Gold: Ornamental Textiles from Meiji Japan" at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford in 2013.
Overall excellent condition; some slight loss to thread on some edges.
$3,000 - 5,000