Silk napkin

Silk napkin


A silk napkin depicting the Bridge to Heaven (Ama no Hashidate 天橋立). The Bridge to Heaven, one of Japan’s three most famous natural attractions, is a natural sand dam 3.3 km long, that connects the two sides of Miyazu Bay, located in the north of Kyoto Prefecture. The name comes from its resemblance to the path between heaven and earth. It has been admired for centuries for its natural beauty. (NVS)

Material description: silk
Manufacturing technique: embroidery
Dimensions: length: 14.5 cm, width: 14.2 cm
No. of parts: 1
Current owner: Celje Regional Museum
Date of the last acquisition: 1957–1960
Last acquisition method: donation (donated by Thea Schreiber Gammelin)
Previous owners and periods of ownership: Alma M. Karlin, Thea Schreiber Gammelin, Celje Regional Museum
Object condition, handling and damage: well preserved
History of exhibition: Celje Regional Museum, Celje, 16.10.2019–31.5.2020 (exhibition: Azija me je povsem uročila [Asia Utterly Bewitched Me])

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