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Model of Palanquin (Norimono)
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The norimono palanquin was popular in the late 18th and early 19th Century (including the Edo period from 1603-1868 CE) as a mode of transport for the wealthy. One this decorative would have been used for the wedding procession of the bride of a warlord, as a splendorous procession was used to demonstrate the two families’ wealth and power. The interior would have polished wooden floors with paper walls covered with ink paintings. This model palanquin would have been displayed during Japan’s Doll Festival on the 3rd of March each year, and it is common practice for young girls to receive a set of decorative Japanese dolls and miniature furnishings at birth. It is composed of painted wood, with incised metal fittings, decorative tassels and coloured paper as decoration on the interior.

 
Unknown Maker
Model of Palanquin (Norimono)
no date
wood, brocade, silk, brass
25.0 x 23.2 x 18.0 cm
Mrs D. H. Marshall
M77-162

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