Known as a 'norimono' in Japanese, meaning 'thing to ride', this box-like enclosed chair would have carried a bride of high social rank to the groom's home after their wedding. Follow V&A Conservators as they treat its elaborate lacquer decoration and restore the silk interior.
Conservation of a Japanese palanquin
Header image: Woman’s palanquin (norimono), 1700 – 1800, Japan. Museum no. 48-1874. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London