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DESCRIPTION: This is a dramatic example of how a Boys Day Banner or "Nobori" could be modified to fit a specific wall in one's home. These enormous banners, often over 2 feet wide by 26 feet long, exhibit exciting battle scenes as their main motif. ** Other themes are available.
No two banners are exactly alike, as each banner was a hand painted gift from the maternal grandparents, who commissioned the design of the Banner from the artist, to their grandson who aspired to the manly characteristics portrayed by his Samurai ancestors. Heirloom banners are one of a kind.
The Banners were painted entirely by hand and never dip-dyed. These enormous Banners exhibit dazzling colors that were created by brushing pigments or "Ganryo", usually in a soybean-liquid binder, onto the surface of the fabric in a manner similar to Yuzen: the design is outlined in rice paste with a cylinder and then filled in with the desired pigment color.
These brilliant Banners often included the family crest or "Mon," as well as the artist's signature.
**This particular Banner is an example only. Please check photos of available Banners below or request additional photos of particular motifs.
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Japan
TYPE TEXTILE: Nobori or Boys Day Banner
APPROXIMATE DATE OR PERIOD: Available Banners date from the late Meiji Era (1868-1912) to the early Taisho Era (1913-1926), or approximately 60 to 80 years ago. It is very difficult to find Banners in good condition that date from an earlier era.
FABRIC CONTENT and CONDITION: The Banners are made of a heavy cotton canvas that, when finished, would have been hung outdoors on a long pole on Boys Day or May 5th of each year.
FINISHED SIZE: Approximately 2' x 26'
PRESENTATION: Can be hung as is or modified and lined to hang on a wall, using the remaining fabric to create other accessories such as the pillow pictured above.
A Certificate of Authenticity is included.
PRICE: $Price varies please write for photos and prices
TTAC will personally pack and ship via UPS at company expense within the continental U.S.