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Large Silk Brocade, Phoenix Birds on Paulownia Tree

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Textiles: Pre 1960: Item # 992486
Asian Art By Kyoko
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Los Angeles
California, USA

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A large cloth, silk brocade, lined with cotton with ties on one side. Dimensions: 104 1/4” long x 45” in width (2.65m x 1.14m). There are four 26” panels sewn together (sewing machine), each panel is decorated with a pair of phoenix birds one parched on a paulownia tree and the other on a rock. Although the fabric is of high quality silk, it actually is older than it appears - you need to handled gently. The gold sparkles when it is hit by lights. The color is not red. It is more like a gentle orange/brown. The design in this color suggests that this was made for a wedding or other joyful occasion. There are some weakened area across in 8 inches from the top and frail soft silk thread (cream color) at the bottom. This can be trimmed off.