Japanese Scrolls Pocket Square

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Various Japanese hanging scrolls, c. 16th-18th centuries, Japan. © The Trustees of the British Museum, London

  • 100% Silk
  • Hand Rolled
  • Designed and Printed in Britain
  • 42cm x 42cm
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This pocket square is inspired by a number of magnificent hand painted Japanese scrolls in the British Museum’s collection.

The centrepiece is inspired by a hanging scroll painted by Kano Tsunenobu of a pheasant on a pine tree in snow from the late 17th century to early 18th century. The corner elements are inspired by a hanging scroll attributed to Kano Utanosuke of a Japanese wax-wing resting its wings on a branch of peach blossom from the late 16th century – early 17th century.

The border elements are then inspired by a hanging scroll (1795-1818)  painted by Chobunsai Eishi of a Chinese beauty, Yang Guifei, playing the flute and seated alone on an elaborate Chinese-style throne, surrounded by flowering trees and peonies.

A subtle piece that adds a level of intrigue to a jacket pocket, the soft tones and rich history provide a guaranteed talking point.

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