All Shades of Coral
All Shades of Coral
about 30cm diameter x about 2cm
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.
This canvas can be displayed on various surfaces such as tables or walls. To hang it on the wall, you'll need tacks or nails. Since it's lightweight, two standard thumbtacks will suffice. Alternatively, you can simply lean it against an easel.
It's an ideal choice for room redecoration, as a housewarming gift, a present, or a souvenir for your loved ones! Rest assured, the product will be meticulously wrapped and shipped, making it a convenient option for gifting 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.