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Temple Mat

Temple Hanging

Object Number:29-96-563
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Japanese
Buddhist
Provenience: Japan
Date Made: 19th Century
Early Date: 1800
Late Date: 1899
Section:Asian
Materials:Silk
Cotton
Technique:Embroidered
Quilted
Braided
Lined
Printed
Iconography:Buddhist Symbols
Dragons
Drum
Sun
Length: 199 cm
Width: 154 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904

Description

Silk embroidered with Buddhist symbols of 2 dragons and a "ko" temple drum? in stand, and the sun. Various stiches with braiding and quilting in gold, white and rose are used in the design on changeable flecked navy blue ground. Hanging is inter-lined and lined with printed cotton. 4 small circular monograms appear on back.

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