The Wheel of the Law also called The Wheel of Truth exemplifies the crushing effect of Buddha's preaching upon all delusions and superstitions, just as a wheel crushes anything is passes over.
Cranes and Flowers roller printed cotton designed with Japanese and Chinese motifs, cranes flitting amongst peonies and chrysanthums, a pomegranate bursting with seeds, butterflies, cloud bands and the Buddhist symbol The Wheel of the Law, a fretwork ground, all in soft red on cream, 15 1/2 in/40 cm sq
Very good. The fabric is reversible. The other side is faded and must have originally been the top side.
For similar see Dresser, Christoper Japan, its architecture and manufacturers. c 1882 (Longmans, Green & Co. Copy in V & A gallery.
Similar piece in Arts & Crafts Textiles in Britian. An exhibition at The Fine Art Society, New Bond St, London. Item 13.
Linda Parry, ex V & A had seen this design before in blue. Probably manufactured by a Lancashire printer for the export market, presumably USA.
Price: on request
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