Asian ➔ Framed Silk Embroidery Of Japanese Cranes And Pine Branches
This piece is an example of Japanese embroidery. The creator used silk threads on a cream fabric to create the picture. It displays cranes under pine trees as the sun is rising and birds are in the sky. Both the cranes and the pine trees symbolize longevity. Japanese people once believed that cranes lived for thousands of years. The sun is a national emblem of Japan. This piece is unique among the museums collection for its Japanese style and large size. The piece is held within a black frame. Since it is framed it was most likely hung on the wall as a form of decoration before entering the museums collection.