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Takashimaya (est.1831)

Embroidered panel 1935

Silk, silk thread, coromandel wood | 106.0 x 142.0 x 9.0 cm (whole object) | RCIN 69597

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Peacocks have long been a popular subject with Japanese embroiderers. This design is based on an eighteenth-century painting, and a variety of stitches have been used to achieve a painterly effect, including long sections of couched twisted thread.