Yorke Antique Textiles

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Item Details
Location:
Japan
Date:
1775-1850
Description:
A silk tapestry uchishiki for Buddhist altar. This textile depicts the theme "Seven Sages in the Bamboo Grove": a story that has a long history in both Chinese and Japanese art. Part fact and part legend, the seven sages were Taoists supposedly endowed with supernatural powers. A Taoist theme on a Buddhist altar cloth?: perhaps, as the Japanese did mix freely Buddhism, Taoism and Shintoism. Fair condition, with various parts of destruction in the black due to the mordant used. 25" x 25" along sides.
Price:
$750
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