A square cover or shawl made of shiny purple silk beautifully embroidered with birds, flowers, butterflies and tendrils. The long fringes multi-colored. With light blue silk lining. Condition: fine, lining with one hole. Dimension without fringes: 151 cm x 151 cm.
An original color woodblock print in the oban size by the Shin Hanga artist Uehara Konen (1878-1940), early edition. Red artist's seal, left margin with title and dated 1928. Left corner with Watanabe Shozaburo rectangular publisher seal, used between 1924 and 1930. See "The New Wave" page 103, plate 72; different impression: red of the lanterns is missing here. Condition: good impression, colors little faded, paper toned, reverse with label and paper residue from former mounting. ...click for details
Original woodblock print by Clifton Karhu (1927 - 2007) titled “To” depicting a head of a tiger. The print is pencil-signed, titled, dated 71 and numbered 13/100 at the bottom of the circular image. Printed on very thin paper. Condition: fine impression and color, slightly creased. Dimension: 30.7 cm x 32 cm.
An exceptionally designed Khaden seating or sleeping mat made of wool in knotted pile. Centrally a double vajra medallion amidst blossoms and tendrils. Bordered with a red fabric band. Condition: small area with missing pile (0.5 cm x 2 cm). Dimension: 154 cm x 79 cm.
Cotton ceremonial cloth woven in two parts and sewn together lengthways. Brick red ground with a powerful design in cream, brown and green executed in warp ikat. Condition: clean, good. Dimension: 196 cm x 100.5 cm.
The basic fabric is a muslin-like plain weave. The ends embroidered in pastel colored silk and metal wrapped thread. The decoration is identical on both surfaces. Condition: little patina, one stain, few loose threads. Dimension: 80 cm x 42 cm.