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Hand-painted and embroidered silk fukusa cover, Genji, Japan Meiji

Hand-painted and embroidered silk fukusa cover, Genji, Japan Meiji


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Textiles: Pre 1910: Item # 1308267

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Almost square fukusa or ceremonial cloth, with hand-painted (yuzen dye-technique) and embroidered (silk, god and silver thread) decoration of a garden landscape around a house in spring. Possibly a scene from the Tale of Genji. Reverse covered with bright red silk cloth decorated in brocade weave with cranes, chrysanthemums, bamboo, pine and shippo design. Silk tassels. Japan, Meiji era, probably early 20th century.

H 26 ½ x W 25 inches.

One tassel missing, one sharp central fold bending some silver threads, otherwise fine condition.