Kirikane

A 截金 is a decorative technique used for Buddhist statues and paintings, using gold leaf, silver leaf, platinum leaf cut into lines, diamonds and triangles. ==History== Kirikane was imported from China during the Tang dynasty(618–907). The oldest examples is Tamamushino Zushi at Horyuji Temple. Kirikane flourished primarily in the 11th centur...
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kirikane

in Japanese art, decorative technique used for Buddhist paintings and wooden statues and for lacquerwork. The technique used for paintings and ... [1 related articles]
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