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Item Details
Location:
Japan
Date:
Dated 1832
Description:
A tapestry uchishiki that can be dated to 1832 via the kanji characters on the backside. Fair condition, with several areas of damaged silk, perhaps the result of the mordants used. 25" x 25". The dragon in Japan is the protector of Buddhist law, the symbol of imperial power, the guardian of the eastern direction, controller of rain and tempests, bringer of wealth and fortune, and a magical shape shifter.
Price:
$750
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