folding screens - Japanese style wooden folding screen with painted cranes and river

Japanese style wooden folding screen with hand-painted cranes and river motif

Japanese Folding Screen

oriental folding screens HPS3127

overall - 108"W x 84"H
each panel - 18"W

list price: $4,812.50
your price: $3,850.00
folding screen silver folding screen hand-painted folding screen folding screen details

This eight-panel folding screen is made from wood and hand-painted in Japanese style. The back of this decorative folding screen is hand-finished in antiqued crackled black. In opposite from Chinese folding screens the Japanese style screens do not have elaborate borders and ornamentation. This folding screen with Japanese design has one large composition that is flows from one panel to the next. Hand-painted design features seven graceful cranes and a river scene with clouds, blooming plum tree and bamboo grass. Cranes are among the prime symbols of longevity and good fortune in Japan. For at least two millennia the Japanese have viewed them as living to great ages and being able to navigate between heaven and earth. In Japan, the crane is the bird most frequently seen in fine and applied arts. Also cranes are the common subject of painted on folding screens; it is most closely associated with new beginnings and wedding ceremonies. Clouds are taking a big part of the screen's composition. In Japanese art, clouds are among the most extensively used components of a composition, therefore they rarely convey a since of weather and most often are painted on a folding screens in stylized form as a contextual background

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