Kesa with Rondels Containing Dragons

Kesa made of extraordinary fine and detailed kinran; with a design of rings there are connected. Each ring contains a pair of dragons facing each other against a celestial sky with cloudbands and pearls of wisdom in a symmetrical scheme. Kinran is a gilt paper based brocading technique, invented by the Chinese but then developed and perfected by the Japanese. Here the gilt paper covers most of the surface and creates a very reflective and shimmering effect. It also holds in place the blue silk ground which is a good thing as the ground is shattered in places and otherwise would not survive.

Circa: Early 19th century

Origin: Japan

Material: silk with gilt paper brocading

Condition: One very small hole repaired, delicate but excellent

Dimensions: 43" x 73"

Inventory number: TX4188



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