approx. 60cm x 20cm x 4cm
silk (outside-layer) , wooden frame, cotton linen canvas (under-layer)
About this canvas
This contemporary piece showcases a haze pattern positioned vertically. It was originally the lining of a luxurious obi. The pattern resembles rainfall, adding an elegant and unique touch to the artwork.
Period / Story
The obi used in this canvas was crafted during the late Showa period (1960-80ies).
Explanation and meaning of pattern and colors
The haze pattern featured in this artwork is one of the patterns resembling haze or mist floating in the air. It is created by drawing numerous straight lines horizontally. This technique has been used in paintings since ancient times and is commonly used for landscape patterns in the realms of dyeing and weaving.
The pattern imparts an overall elegant atmosphere to the piece. Haze patterns are also used to convey perspective and the passage of time. They are often associated with the concept of "eternity" as they appear and disappear within the design.
Characteristics of the fabric
This canvas is upcycled from a gold-based obi that was traditionally worn for formal occasions. Interestingly, the reverse side of the obi is also woven with a simple yet elegant straight-line haze pattern. This demonstrates the meticulous craftsmanship of the past and the reverence shown by the wearer towards their attire, even in the hidden details.
Canvas can be displayed on a table, wall, etc. Hanging on a wall requires hooks, tacks or nails. It can also be displayed propped up on an easel. Ideal for a room makeover, housewarming gift, present, or souvenir for a loved one.
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.
The last pictures in the gallery are the pictures of the reverse side of the canvas, the attachments and the package.