Japan fabric design, Flying geese.

Modern Japan fabric design, Flying geese. Textil ornament

Japanese Fabrics 1870

Japan fabric design, Flying geese. 19th century.

Japanese Art – Fabrics. The Orginal size. Fabric design: Flying geese in wild wet weather. Art Japonais moderne – Tissus. Grandeur de L’Orginal. Vol d’ois sauvages par temps de pluie.

Note:  Embroidery designs from France National Costumes.

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