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Copy of Compound Samit, four hunters with bowing lions design on brown ground

China National Silk Museum

China National Silk Museum

TATSUMURA Heizo is a famous master of modern hand-made weaving at Kyoto. He learned to weave brocades with jacquard looms, and he wove aesthetic, solid and high quality fabrics in the Maiji era, 19th century. He needed to study Japanese textile history, so tried to weave 70 copies of ancient fabrics at Horyuji in 7th century, or Shosoin in 8th century, etc. It is the copy of famous fabric preserved in Horyuji temple.
This original fragment was handed down by mouth as the banner of Prince Shotoku Taishi. But the original one was considered to be traded from China in Sui or Tang dynasty.

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  • Title: Copy of Compound Samit, four hunters with bowing lions design on brown ground
  • Type: Textiles
  • Rights: Tokyo National Museum (I-97)
  • Medium: silk

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