An interesting marriage of Japanese kirigami or "kirie" art, (paper intricately cut to a lace-like appearance, that finished work, in this example, a crane standing in water, and surrounded by pine trees) and a circa 1885 American Eastlake style gold and black frame. The paper art measures 5 1/2" by 5", and the entire framed piece 15" by 13 1/2". The kirigami has been laid against a green-blue crushed velvet type surface, creating an interesting effect. Frame retains the old wavy bubbled glass. Kirigami needs to be righted vertically as it currently has slipped, leaning at a slight angle. Overall a most interesting and unusual decorative piece.
Japanese kirigami art (cut paper) in Victorian Eastlake frame