Large Japanese late Meiji period silk panel nicely embroidered with cranes among pine and blossoming flowers. Symbols of longevity, the crane motif is commonly associated with New Year and marriage ceremonies. Late 19th to early 20th century. 48"V x 24 1/2"H. The embroidery is in very good overall condition. The silk background has some scattered losses primarily around the edges and bottom area. There is some soiling evident mainly at the upper left and there is an area of water damage at the lower right corner. The textile is backed and appears to have been cropped from scroll mounting for framing. This piece is from the private collection of American expatriates who lived in Hong Kong in the 1970s and 1980s.