Kanton ban (Buddhist Ritual Banner) in Plain Weave Silk (detail), Asuka–Nara period, 7th–8th century (Important Cultural Property)
The Gallery of Horyuji Treasures Room 6
August 24, 2021 (Tue) - September 20, 2021 (Mon)
The textiles held in the collection date from the mid-7th to 8th century and consist mainly of Buddhist ritual banners (ban), table mats (joku), and robes or other clothing worn by monks. The textiles also include fragments whose original uses are unknown, including rare ancient textiles, such as warp-faced compound weaves, tapestries, warp ikat fragments, complex gauze (ra), and plain- and twill- weave silks.
|Highlight||Important Cultural Property||"Kanton-ban" (Buddhist Ritual Banner) in Plain-Weave Silk||Asuka–Nara period, 7th–8th century||N-25|
|Highlight||"Kanton-ban" (Buddhist Ritual Banner) in Twill Weave||Asuka–Nara period, 7th–8th century||N-304-2|
|Highlight||Cloth Fragment||Asuka–Nara period, 7th–8th century||N-319-49|