Byobu, meaning 'wind wall' in Japanese, have been prized for their exquisite painting and calligraphy since the 7th century. Found in most homes, some folding screens were simply made as room dividers while others were masterfully crafted and displayed as symbols of wealth and power in the homes of Lords and Samurai. Free standing or mounted on a wall, Byobu bring elegance and history into any space.
Age: Late Edo Period, 1603-1868
Material: Silver Leaf, Ink on Paper
Size: 148" x 69"