Antique hand embroidered Chinese/Japanese textile, C19th
W: 200cm (78.7")H: 200cm (78.7")
A stunning hand embroidered textile on burgundy silk background depicting cranes, birds of paradise, and butterflies amongst chrysanthemums and other flora and fauna on a rocky outcrop. This is an exquisite example of artistry, craftsmanship and fine point needlework. The overall condition is good but there are some frayed areas towards the bottom of the burgundy silk. The embroidered areas are in very good condition. These are becoming rarer and rarer to find. It has been mounted on a 2m x 2m wooden frame so can be hung on a wall.