Early 20th Century Japanese Byobu Silk Panels (9171)
Beautiful painted Japanese Byobu screen featuring birds among lotus blossoms.
The Lotus is symbolic of purity of the body, speech and mind, as while rooted in the mud, its flowers blossom on long stalks as if floating above the muddy waters of attachment and desire.
The Lotus is also symbolic of detachment as drops of water easily slide off its petals. Painted on hand-made paper with hues of green and bold white colours.
Bordered with a light silk brocade and set in an ebonised frame with four shaped brass hangers.
Each of the four panels have brass attachments to hang flat if required without putting a strain on the hinges. T
here are a few age marks due to age - no signature. Measures 1530mm x 890mm