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Embroidered folding screen


Silk embroidery with silk thread, calamander wood frame, metal | 177.0 x 66.5 x 13.5 cm (each leaf) (each leaf) | RCIN 79563

From the 1880s, the Japanese Imperial Family used embroidered textiles to furnish the Imperial Palace in Tokyo and as diplomatic gifts. This screen depicts the majestic landscape of Arashiyama near Kyoto. A relief effect is created by cotton wadding on the rocks and trees, and bright silk means the foaming water seems to tumble out of the frame.

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