Window Shade (possibly Japan), 1880–1900

Large flamingo-like bird, perched upon strange outcropping. Surrounded by vining floral motifs and clouds. A fret border is printed on the bottom edge and two sides.

From ledger: horizontal strips of mottled split bamboo held together by entwined vertical blue threads; bordered with black silk fabric; decorated with silk threads wrapped around individual strips and with paint. Blue key motif along side and bottom edges, central multicolored flamingo-like bird standing on tiny island in pond amidst flowers, clouds above. Nine silk cord loops for hanging, with small brass balls.

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