|Item|| Exceptionally Fine, Large Tsutsugaki Indigo Hemp Noren Textile
Cranes In Flight And Pine Trees
Beautifully Executed Tsutsugaki Images.
This Hemp noren could be easily divided into 2 or 3 panel separate norens, or other combinations.
Rare to find a tsutsugaki hemp textile from the late Meiji ~ Taisho Periods.
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|Late 1800s to Early 1900s|
|Fabric||Hemp, Homespun, hand loomed|
|5.9 X 5.3 feet
180 X 160 cm
Heavy Weight, Strong, Thick, Slightly Coarse Fabric,
2.1 lb, 929 g
No holes, no patches, no tears.
Noren are traditional Japanese fabric dividers, hung between rooms, on walls, in doorways, or in windows. They have one or more vertical slits from the bottom to nearly the top of the fabric, allowing for easier passage or viewing.
For the Japanese, the crane symbolizes marital love and fidelity because cranes are monogamous, pairing for life, devoted mates in all seasons.
The pine tree is closely interwoven with the spiritual and physical life of the Japanese people. It symbolise "virtue, long life & happiness." The Japanese have long observed and reflected in art (paintings, poetry, textiles) that the pine does not wither as the cold days deepen into the winter season unlike many other plants.