Japanese Meiji Period Silver Embroidery On Silk Of Hawk Attacking White Cranes. Ca. 1885 . Entwined silver threading and other yarns and are meticulously embroidered with texture and depth on gold colored silk to create a majestic and dramatic scene depicting a Hawk or eagle attacking White Cranes flying and standing in a pond landscape. The panel is in fair shape and displays beautifully. These older tapestries sold at Sotheby’s and Christies for $5,000-$25,000 of this quality but this one is purely for decorative value and priced as such.
Japan’s Meiji Period (1868–1912).Hawks were a common subject for Japanese artwork at the time because they were revered as trained hunting birds and as symbols of military might.
Dimensions: 84 Inches Tall. 53 Inches Wide
Condition: Fair. Some loss to threading throughout. Tares from weight and hanging in the silk throughout. Please look at photos.
The Meiji era produced some of the highest quality silk textiles. The engravings of oil paintings inspired the embroideries, with the artist of the painting and the artist at the textile factory maintaining a close relationship. Japanese embroidery technique goes back more than one thousand years. It originated in China and was eventually introduced to Japan by Korean artisans; around the same time Buddhism entered Japan.?