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Item Dramatic Boy's Day Banner/Flag. Hand Painted images of a turtle swimming in the sea & family crest (kamon). Displayed inside the home.
Late 1800s to Early 1900s
Fabric 100% Cotton, All natural vegetable dyes, Homespun & Hand Loomed
13.5 inches X 8.5 feet
34 X 260 cm
Good Overall Condition but has about 25 very small holes & a few stains that don't detract from the banner's visual impact.

This textile is ready to use in your project or to hang as wall art.
Comment In this textile's image, we see a turtle swimming from the ocean onto some rocks. The image is not often found on boy's day noboribata. The turtle must have had some special meaning to the family who displayed this banner. The turtle is the subject of numerous Japanese folktales. According to traditional Japanese beliefs, the tortoise is a haven for immortals and the world mountain, and symbolizes longevity, good luck, and support. It is the symbol of Kumpira, the god of seafaring people. The tortoise is a favored motif by netsuke-carvers and other artisans, and is featured in traditional Japanese wedding ceremonies

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