Antique Japanese Temple Banner,Silk plain Weave with gilt Gold Paper weft patterning.(ginran) Complete Example with Dragons over Waves Confronting a Burning Pearl. The Color of Textile is Dark Blue
Japan, Edo Period 1603 – 1868 A.D.
Approximately 17 feet
Size 208" x 27"
Size 533 x 69 cm
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Cf: Blum, The Fine Art of Textiles, Philadelphia, 1997. no. 357 for an incomplete example.
Asian Textile History