Exhibiting at the CADA Fair, Compton Verney, 13 - 16 October

Pair of Japanese Yuzen Birodo

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Pair of Japanese Yuzen Birodo

reference:  
MH5663

dimensions:  
252 x 92 cm each

Description

This pair of Japanese Yuzen Birodo are textiles from the Meiji period dating to around 1900.

The design is extremely elegant, presenting mirror images of a coastal scene, but with subtle differences. The elongated, tall size is unusual, too. Yuzen Birodo were often made for export, especially after the rise of “Japonism” in Europe from the early 1870s. (For another example from our archive on this website, albeit in a small picture size and produced for the tourist trade, see https://www.christopherleggeorientalcarpets.com/products/view/antique-japanese-yuzen-birodo/ .)

The technical skill and precision needed to create such a refined textile is impressive. It is dyed silk velvet, with the pile partly cut to produce the effect of three dimensionality.

The textiles are in excellent condition

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