Japanese Ki screen
Japanese Ki screen
In Japan, folding screens are used as decoration and furniture. The Japanese word "byōbu," which means "folding screen," is made of two characters: byō, which denotes a wall, fence, or screen, and bu, which can alternatively be pronounced as "fu," which denotes wind. The byōbu's primary purpose was to provide wind protection.
The Japanese crane birds are flying in the nighttime during a full moon on a highly sophisticated screen divided into two panels. A black lacquer wooden frame with its original hardware protects the screen's thin gold- and silver leaf. It is in a good restored condition considering that it dates back 100 years. This one-of-a-kind two-piece original screen is still in excellent shape and only shows minor signs of aging.

The crane, known in Japan as "Tsuru," is a powerful, majestic bird that pairs for life and is believed to live for a thousand years. It stands for integrity, fortune, loyalty, and longevity. Due to these remarkable characteristics, the crane has a special meaning. The Japanese once thought that anyone with the perseverance and dedication to fold 1,000 origami cranes would be blessed and granted a wish.

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Wood and paint

Black, gold and silver

81 x 173 cm per panel

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Shipping between 2-4 days
If for any reason you are not satisfied with your treasure, you may return it within 14 days of receipt.