Geese, Ducks and
Water birds Page 3
Goose flying into reeds. A wonderful painting with great movement and detail to the goose. With artists own box. £190
Flying South. With Box £245.
This is one of my favourite images of Geese. I love the detail and
professionalism of this painting.
After some research, I will have the artists name and translation of the Haigu after Christmas.
Nihon Shishu No-Gan
The technique of hand embroidery onto a silk painting is a very old art in Japan and China. This is a field goose (No Gan) and the technique of Japanese Embroidery (Nihon Shishu) is the application.
Japanese embroidery (nihon shishu in Japanese) is an embroidery technique that goes back more than one thousand years. It uses intricate patterning, silken and golden threads, and traditional symbolic motifs worked on fine silk fabrics. In its early stages, and in contrast to the functional aspect of Sashiko embroidery, Japanese embroidery was reserved for decorating items used during religious ceremonies.
Over time, as shishu developed its own unique Japanese qualities and characteristics as opposed to traditional Chinese Embroidery,, it took on a more artistic purpose that reflected in the art of Japan. During the early stages shishu was only available to a selected group; only the highest ranks of society could afford such costly work. However, after a thousand years of abundance, this cultural heritage was revived amongst hand stitching enthusiast and became available to a wider audience as in this early example.
49.8cm by 165.5cm /
19.6" by 65.1"