- Artist: Kawashima factory, Kawashima, Jimbei II en III, Hobun Kikuchi
- Location: Japanese room
- Year of donation: 1913
- Material: Gold thread, synthetic dye alizaline and gôshû silk
Japan gifted a set of 9 Gôshû silk wall tapestries. The tapestries consist of nine panels of different sizes called ‘One hundred flowers and one hundred birds in late spring and early summer’. In 1909 Japan decided to assign the imperial firm of Kawashima Jimbei in Kyoto to manufacture the finest wall tapestries with a theme of flowers and birds for the new Temple of Peace in The Hague. They were woven in the traditional ‘Tsuzure Nishiki’ technique, one of the most refined, complex and rare techniques in the world because of the utmost concentration, patience and skill required of the workmen.
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