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Taisho period (1912-1926)
A high-grade silk light jacket featuring a royal cart and a poem, romantic themes to conjure up the 'golden age' of the Heian period of a millenium ago. The abstract fan motifs are constructed of urushi and fine coated gold, silver and rust-colored metallic thread inserts. The royal cart motif was created with yuzen-painting, with embroidery highlights, while the kanji poem is of yuzen-painting. The family crest, or 'mon', is an unusual one: we have not seen this one previously. 49" from sleeve-end to sleeve-end x 40" height.
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