Vintage Asian silk picture
22 February 2023

My grandma bought this fabric from Japan back in the 70s. Silk fabric with silk embroidery picture of two cranes standing in pond.


50 inches long by 30 inches wide


I inherited from my mom which she inherited from her mom

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Answered within 9 days
By David U.
Mar 03, 09:07 UTC
Fair Market Value
$150 - $250 USD
Insurance Value $0 USD
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Dear Karen,

Thank you for choosing Mearto with your online appraisal.

Based on the images and available information, this item is:

A japanese late Meiji Period mid 19th century silk embroidery depicting two cranes. In Japanese folklore, the crane (or Tsuru in Japanese) is a strong majestic bird that mates for life and is said to live for a thousand years. It symbolizes honor, good fortune, loyalty, and longevity.

Good condition.

Such embroideries were made for export to western countries.

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