Late Edo to Early Meiji (1840-1900), A cotton wedding Kaga noren (split doorway curtain) featuring sume e painting of Mount Fuji. The pine represents longevity, while the mandarin crane stands for good fortune and long life. Buddhists found in Mt Fuji an inspiring symbol of meditation and called its summit “zenjo,” a Buddhist term describing a perfect meditative state. 51" wide x 66" height. Yorke Antique Textiles
Noren, late century-early century (made). Woven cotton, with freehand paste-resist decoration (tsutsugaki). This noren, with its stiking octopus motif, probably hung at the entrance to a shop or restaurant specialising in seafood.
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