FLYING HAWK – Nagasaki embroidery gold-thread silk kimono 19th century (Dealer: hotoke antiques) – Unique Japanese kimono made of cotton (or hemp) coated in sky blue silk textile with the design of embossed embroidery in characteristically thick gold thread based on the Chinese (Fujian province) embroidery technique which was originally brought to Nagasaki during the time of national isolation in the Edo period, called ‘Nagasaki Shishu’ (Nagasaki Embroidery). Attached with a copper eye and bear fur for the facial expression of hawk. Quite a gorgeous and profound antique Nagasaki Shishu hardly seen today. In aesthetically threadbare antique condition as is, with some mendings. approx. 129 x 74.5cm (50.78 x 29.33in)



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