Japanese Showa Two Panel Screen Tagasode, 'Whose Sleeves?'


Brilliant Japanese Showa period two-panel screen depicting a women's kimono draped over a parcel-gilt lacquered garment rack. Japanese Tagasode or "whose sleeves" is a provocative poetry theme inviting viewers to speculate as to the robes owner. The textile kimono robe is beautifully painted with colorful chrysanthemums and foliage in soft muted tones. The screen is crafted from ink and color pigments on gilt paper. Set in a black lacquered frame with a silk brocade border. Made in the Nihonga School style.

Dimensions: 55"w x .75"d x 60"h

Circa: Mid-20th Century, Japan

Materials: Textile, Paper, Wood, Silk, Brass

Condition: Fair, minor wear consistent with age and use. Repaired: Old repairs. Beautifully crafted with age appropriate wear. The front has three paper repairs and a stain on bottom right corner as seen in photos.

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