Japanese Silk Embroidery of a Lion

Japanese Silk Embroidery of a Lion


85 x 85 cm


This Japanese silk embroidery of a lion was made in the Meiji era at around 1900.

It was clearly intended to be one of a pair with the embroidery of a tiger, also on this website (see https://www.christopherleggeorientalcarpets.com/products/view/japanese-meiji-silk-embroidery/ ).  The composition of a marauding lion among trees with vague foliage in the background and rocks in the foreground echoes that of the embroidery of the tiger. The colour scheme, the type and distribution of stitches, the signatures in the bottom right-hand corner, the brocade used for the passpartout and the backing are all identical. The size, too is the same.

The brocade in the bottom border is slightly damaged. The textile is unframed.