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Japanese Traditional Brocade Silk Two-Panel Folding Screen

US$9,750

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Exceptional Japanese contemporary two-panel "byobu" or folding screen. A sophisticated technique called oshie is used to transform highest quality kimono fabrics into exquisite antique pieces of kimono fabric to recreate a genre Edo period painting showcasing two exquisite obis with stunning patterns hanging on a lacquer kimono rack and "koto," a Japanese traditional instrument in a brocade case. It showcases a traditional Japanese decorative art form using high quality silk and brocade fabrics, known as oshie (literally, “pressed pictures”) that goes back to the Edo period (1603-1868). It is said this art form was born of the reluctance of ladies of the court to discard the magnificent silk kimonos and brocaded obi they had donned for a lifetime. The solution was to recycle these opulent fabrics into stunning works of art. Oshie resembles a carefully crafted very intricate jigsaw puzzle comprising numerous pieces of kimono fabric padded with slightly differing thicknesses of cotton and painstakingly glued and ironed together to create an undulating three-dimensional picture. Highly detailed oshie pieces contain hundreds of small pieces that are expertly aligned to express subtle gradations in color, as well as light and shade. In the final process, facial features are painted in miniature-like exactitude. The end product is an awe-inspiring piece with a surprising three-dimensional effect. This elegant byobu series conveys the beauty and sensibility that the history of Japan reflects and at the same time enhances contemporary living spaces. Dimensions: H 60 in, W 57 in, D 2 in.

Details

  • Dimensions
    Height: 60 in. (152.4 cm)Width: 57 in. (144.78 cm)Depth: 2 in. (5.08 cm)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    Contemporary
  • Production Type
    New & Custom(Limited Edition)
  • Estimated Production Time
    Available Now
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    Vancouver, CA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU2771318478212

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    Customs Duties & Taxes May Apply.
    Ships From: Takarazuka, Japan
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    A return for this item may be initiated within 7 days of delivery.

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