Wallhanging

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

1890-1920

GUSN

GUSN-51288

Description

Of long rectangular form. The off-white ground paper is mounted with a dark brown paper. This is printed with stylized floral forms, dots, two stripes, a rectangular reserve of red silk and gilt metallic thread fabric enclosing a black printed deity. The figure is further enclosed, above and below, by narrow appered strips of green and gold brocade fabric. The hanging is suspended by braided cotton blue and white string attached to two small loops. The end is rolled around a paper covered wood bar.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wall hangings
block printing (relief printing process)
printing (process)
rice paper (paper)
silk (textile)
brocade (textile)
string (fiber product)
textiles
wood (plant material)
figure- and animal-derived motifs
allegory (artistic device)
floral patterns
geometric patterns
Silk Brocade
String
Unidentified Paper
Transfer Printed
Floral
Geometric
Allegorical Figure
Unidentified Textile
PICTURE, ALLEGORY

Inscription

In ink on the back is: A 'kake-mino' or hanging picture from 'Arakia', one of the oldest Buddhist temples in Japan. One of the Gods. Printed on the front are six Japanese characters.

Associated Building

Original to Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm (Newbury, Mass.),

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Japan

Object Type

Art

Dimensions

14 x 5.375 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Amelia W. Little

Accession Number

1986.1165