Early 20th century decorative black ground silk textile hanging with satin stitch flora and fauna, symbolic storks and avian specimens in an indigenous landscape set in a simulated bamboo frame. 51 inches high 25 inches wide Taisho period Good condition
The box with a design surface of inner twining dragons and a repeating floral motif. The iron or steel base where threads of mixed metals are hammered into the surface is called Japenese hira-zogan).
There were other artists working in this medium but the Komai family set the standards, thus the reference to this style of metal working. This piece is signed Made by Fujii on the underside. The under side has wear, and unfortunately on the one side the lid and base have a slight indentation. (S ...click for details