Antique Japanese Temple Banner,Silk plain weave with gilt gold paper weft patterning.(ginran) Complete example with dragons over waves confronting a burning pearl.
Japan, Edo Period 1615 – 1867 A.D. 18th Century
Cf: Blum, The Fine Art of Textiles, Philadelphia, 1997. no. 357 for an incomplete example.
Approximately 17 feet
Size 208" x 27"
Size 533 x 69 cm
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