What an incredible talent to be able to make pieces of art such as this picture. I can't imagine the amount of time, patience, and precision it would take to make something of this quality.
The scene shows a house sitting on stilts at the water's edge with a boat approaching. There is a large palm tree and birds in the sky. I'm not sure if it depicts a night time scene, or a day time scene. I guess it would be at each views discretion as to how to 'read" it.
I purchase two of these at an estate sale. (Only the one in my photo is offered in this listing). At the sale, there was an informational card that read "Handmade, circa 1950s to 1960s". Being handmade, it should be one-of-a-kind.
The picture measures 8.5 by 11 inches. It is not framed but is made to look as though it is matted, but it's not. It's either shaved straw or bamboo on black material that I believe is silk. I'm guessing that each little piece was glued on because I can see no evidence of sewing. One thing that I find amazing is that the backing is just a simple piece of cardboard.
There is writing on the back, but it's not anything that I understand so I don't know if it's the artist's name or some other information.
I am not the least bit of an expert in art, but I'd say the picture is in excellent condition. There are no gaps in the material and I don't see where any pieces of straw or bamboo are missing. There is one small light spot in the very right bottom corner that is near impossible to see. I'm sure will brush off, but I don't have a small brush and don't want to take the chance of grinding it in.
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All items in my listings come from either estate or garage sales. I do not know if they came from homes where smoking or pets were present. All items are sold in the same condition as when I received them.