Cranes – Japanese Folding Screen

‘Cranes’ Japanese 6-Panel Folding Screen, Queensland private collection.

Unusual without silk borders and painted on white paper.

Severe foxing stains, broken hinges, punctures and delamination meant it needed a complete remounting.

The paintings were individually washed, relined, and stains locally reduced before the paintings re-attached. Reconstructing the folding screen from its core with seven cushioning layers of Japanese paper.

Jennifer Loubser travelled to South Korea to work with a Korean Intangible Cultural Heritage holder, lacquer master Mr. Park Sung Kyu, to give a shine to these folding screen lacquered walnut frames.