Low four-panel byôbu 屏風

Price:  550,00

An attractive low four-panel byôbu 屏風 (room divider) with a continuous painting of a jinmaku 陣幕 (camp enclosure curtain).
The translucent black and white curtain has a repetitive pattern in low relief of phoenixes 鳳凰 (hô’ô) and ‘5-7-5 paulownia’s’ 五七桐 (go-shichi kiri), detailed at the top with a black crest 紋 (mon) of a diamond-enclosed flower diamond 花菱 (hanabishi).

The curtain hangs neatly from a brown and blue taut rope, held up high by black poles topped by hexagonal knobs. The white loops where the rope goes through, are actually small pieces of detailed paper attached to the screen.

This multi-coloured painting is set on a golden silk background. The screen is protected by a black lacquered frame.

It is in a good condition with some traces of age, wear (like some loss of paint) and old restorations. Please look at the photos for a condition reference.

Total width 184.8 cm (2 x 47.6 cm and 2 x 45.8 cm), Height 70.8 cm.
Early Shôwa-period.
Due to its small size and because the screen is light in weight, the hinagata byôbu is very suitable to be mounted flat on a wall and presented as one piece of art.

Jinmaku is a curtain used in setting up a military encampment commonly seen from the pre-modern era in Japan. The jinmaku were also historically known as a gunmaku (軍幕), or “military curtain”. In ancient Japan jinmaku were tied to poles and stretched around field encampments to form a defensive barrier. Modern uses for Jinmaku are in festivals and theaters, especially for open-air performances. Traditionally the jinmaku is thought to have the power to drive evil away from the stage. (From Wikipedia)

When shipped we will add a certificate of authenticity.

Ref. No. : B1276


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