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A PAIR OF JAPANESE SIX FOLD PAPER AND SILK SCREENS 

Origin: Japan
Circa Date: 1875
Stock No: F2I0406
Location: New York
Dimensions:
H: 70.1 in (178.0 cm)
W: 137.0 in (348.0 cm)
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A pair of late 19th century six fold Japanese paper and silk screens both depicting flocks of wild cranes (tsuru) with their young on a seashore setting intersperced with trees (matsu), rocks and dunes. The sky with speckled gold leaf.

White cranes (tsuru) are the creature most associated with long life and well being in Japan. They are used in decoration when associated with marriage as a symbol of long lasting relationships and good fortune.They are seen in textiles and decoration of the ruling lords and families as they were often thought to live for over 600 years and carried good spirits to heaven.

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