wooden frame, cotton linen canvas (under-layer), pure silk (outside-layer)
About this canvas
This canvas featuring a plum color gradient kimono showcases a unique decorative variation of the popular seigaiha (青海波) sea waves pattern.
This canvas is made from upcycled kimono from the late Showa period, likely from around the 1980s.
Explanation and meaning of pattern and colors
The decoration designed on the ocean waves pattern resembles peacock feathers, adding an oriental ambiance to this unique pattern.
The ocean waves are regarded as an auspicious motif, with endless waves symbolizing a desire for everlasting happiness and a peaceful life for those who possess it.
Description of fabric characteristics
This piece features a decorative ocean wave pattern known as "Seigaiha," created through a weaving technique called "jimon." In this technique, the pattern emerges not from colors but from the way light reflects off threads at various angles.
In kimono culture, the lining that peeks out from the sleeves and bottom is known as "hakkake." It offers a unique way to appreciate colors and patterns. Sometimes, these rarely seen parts, visible only when the wind blows or while walking, turn out to be the most beautiful in entire kimono. This embodies the concept of "uramasari," a tradition of being "secretly awesome." This canvas is an upcycled version of the hakkake - the kimono lining.
While plain fabrics have become common for hakkake in recent years, this one uses a fabric with a woven pattern, highlighting the meticulous attention to details of the person who originally crafted it.
The canvas can be displayed on a table, wall, etc. You will need tacks or nails to hang it on the wall. Because it is light, you can hang it with two ordinary thumbtacks. You can also lean it against an easel. Perfect for redecorating your room, as a housewarming gift, as a present, or as a souvenir for your loved ones! The product will be carefully wrapped and sent, so it can be used as a gift on the go.
All the works are made from real kimonos, antiques and vintages. For this reason, the fabric may have traces of long-term use and minor fabric damages. - In case there are any scratches or stains, we always add a photo of the area on the item page, so please check before purchasing. Regarding precaution, cancellation and refund policy, please refer to the refund policy in the footer section of the site for information.