27 October 2016, 07:00 PST
Louisville, CO, USALive Auction
Lot 117: Japanese Shinto Ornament - Gohei Mizuhiki(15 views)
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Japan, ca. 1980 CE. An example of gohei - the cut and folded white paper ornament signifies purification in the Shinto tradition. These are seen on all Shinto shrines. Mizuhiki (decorative paper cords) in the shape of a turtle, pine,and crane, are auspicious for longevity. These are used for engagement gift packaging. Size: 12.25" L x 2.5" W (31.1 cm x 6.4 cm)
Provenance: ex-Morgan Collection, Santa Monica, CA.
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Condition Report: Very slight folding to some of the paper.