'Embroidered Textile Hanging With Peacock'

Collection | Ashmolean Museum
Artist | Unknown


This Japanese embroidered textile hanging (dating 1871–1930) features peacocks. Associated with royalty and symbolising beauty, immortality and exoticism, the peacock has long been a favourite motif of artists around the world. One of the most distinctive features of the peacocks in Meiji textiles is that peacocks were often paired with cherry blossoms.

Code: ASH0292

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