Museums & Galleries
Height 700mm : Width 500mm
Matte / Uncoated
Cranes in Flight Wrapping Paper
A flock of red-crowned cranes flap their way over this paper from the British Museum collection.
These iconic Japanese birds are taken from the 1858 painting Cranes Over Waves by Utagawa Hiroshige. Cranes are hugely symbolic since ancient times in Japanese culture. The crane is the bird of happiness, representing good luck, longevity and in modern history, the crane has become a symbol of peace. Schoolchildren from all over Japan hang origami cranes on the monument to Sadako Sasaki, survivor of the Hiroshima atomic bomb.
All wrapping paper is supplied rolled in a strong postage tube to avoid creases and folds.