This 100% silk scarf features a design inspired by 'Lovers in an upstairs room', a print featured in the Shunga exhibition.
In early modern Japan, thousands of sexually explicit paintings, prints, and illustrated books were produced. These were collectively called ‘spring pictures’ (shunga).
The scarf forms part of a specially developed range that has been inspired by perhaps the most famous Shunga image: 'Lovers in an upstairs room', produced by Kitagawa Utamaro in 1788. A masterpiece of erotic art, the image is an intimate evocation of summer heat and passion.
Exclusive to the British Museum, the scarf is ideal as a gift or is also suitable for framing.
Read more about 'Lovers in an upstairs room' here