All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1221458 (stock #TX45)
DESCRIPTION: A Japanese fukusa of brocade silk in a supplementary weft weave with both silk and gold metallic threads forming the design of a large crane with wings encircling various sea treasures. Used a gift cover and traditionally draped over a gift given for birthdays or New Years, the choice of an appropriate fukusa suited to the occasion was an important part of the gift-giving ritual. This one has been matted and set in a handsome burl frame. C.1920; wear to threads in a few areas...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1837 VR item #1081815 (stock #TX44)
DESCRIPTION: Three rare Edo Period (c. 1790 – 1810), festival banners, hand woven of hemp and decorated with colored zodiac animals dyed in the freehand paste resist technique, tsutsugaki. To remain straight and highly visible in parade processions, these tall banners would have been mounted on poles from the top and along one side using a series of fabric tabs attached to the banner...