Vintage Asian silk picture

My grandma bought this fabric from Japan back in the 70s. Silk fabric with silk embroidery picture of two cranes standing in pond.


50 inches long by 30 inches wide

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David U.

Mearto specialist

June 3, 2024
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Dear Karen, Thank you for choosing Mearto with your online appraisal. Based on the images and available information, this item is: A japanese late Meiji Period mid 19th century silk embroidery depicting two cranes. In Japanese folklore, the crane (or Tsuru in Japanese) is a strong majestic bird that mates for life and is said to live for a thousand years. It symbolizes honor, good fortune, loyalty, and longevity. Good condition. Such embroideries were made for export to western countries. The estimate is based on similar sold at auction. Retail prices may vary.