Antique Silk Kimono Meiji Period Silk Art ABA70

This stunning silk artwork was rescued from a men’s silk kimono from the Meiji period (1868-1912), Japan. The image has a stirring Zen quality, and features a jagged mountain from which gushes a waterfall looked upon by a bird perched on a blossoming tree branch.

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The image has been expertly created using traditional techniques. The mountain, flowing water, bird and blossoms were created using hand stitched embroidery, Yuzen resist dyeing and Sumi-e painting, creating an opulent effect. The subtle color graduations are particularly beautiful. The silk has been drawn over a light wooden frame to be displayed and is deserving of a more elaborate frame to the buyer’s taste. It is in good condition for a vintage silk. Though the silk is worn a little in places, there are no holes or stains present. Old stitch marks are apparent running laterally at the bottom of the image as shown in the photos.

Height: 48cm, 19 in
Width: 59cm, 23 in
Material: Japanese silk
Meiji period (1868-1912)

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