Square cushion with detail from an illustration of plum blossom

Red Plum Cushion

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This cushion features a beautiful design taken from the drawing Red Plum, (detail) by Taki Katei (1830-1901), ink and colour on paper.

Katei developed friendships with some of the Chinese men who served at the embassy in Tokyo. In 1879, Shen Meishi bestowed the poetic name of ‘Red Plum Embankment Hall’ on Katei’s newly constructed residence. In East Asian art, plum blossom heralds the end of winter and the coming of spring.

The cushion is plain on the reverse and comes complete with a fibre filled pad.


Dimensions: 38 x 38cm

Fabric: Cotton

Brand: National Museums Liverpool

Designed and made in the UK exclusively for National Museums Liverpool



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