Hanging, Japan

Hanging, Japan

Hanging (detail) - Irises by a River
Japan
19th century
Silk tapestry
Museum no. T.161-1969
© Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Detail of a hanging depicting irises by a river, black & white flowers with brown and grey spindly leaves, on a brown ground with stylised ripples in blue to represent a river. Irises denote strength, vitality, boldness, power and eloquence.