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Japanese Butterfly Scarf

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Price: $60.00
Member Price: $54.00

Item# 12-059044 







Description

The butterfly design on our scarf is based on the decoration of an interior tray from a late nineteenth-century black lacquer box that once held long rectangular poem cards and other stationery items. The unknown artist rendered a striking design of large butterflies hovering over grasses tangled with wild chrysanthemum and tufted maiden flower in maki-e lacquer.

Silk satin. Imported. 62'' x 17''.

  • 100% Silk satin
  • Imported
  • 62'' x 17''

Art History

In the traditional maki-e technique, finely ground particles of gold, silver, and other metal alloys are sprinkled over wet lacquer in a variety of densities to create the decoration. The exquisite range of colors achieved on the original box is characteristic of the revival of the maki-e technique sponsored by Japan's Meiji government (18681912), which was spurred by the demand for Japanese lacquer in Europe and the United States as a result of the international expositions in Paris (1867), Vienna (1873), and Philadelphia (1876).

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Description

The butterfly design on our scarf is based on the decoration of an interior tray from a late nineteenth-century black lacquer box that once held long rectangular poem cards and other stationery items. The unknown artist rendered a striking design of large butterflies hovering over grasses tangled with wild chrysanthemum and tufted maiden flower in maki-e lacquer.

Silk satin. Imported. 62'' x 17''.





  • 100% Silk satin
  • Imported
  • 62'' x 17''




Art History

In the traditional maki-e technique, finely ground particles of gold, silver, and other metal alloys are sprinkled over wet lacquer in a variety of densities to create the decoration. The exquisite range of colors achieved on the original box is characteristic of the revival of the maki-e technique sponsored by Japan's Meiji government (18681912), which was spurred by the demand for Japanese lacquer in Europe and the United States as a result of the international expositions in Paris (1867), Vienna (1873), and Philadelphia (1876).


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