about 24cm x 34cm x 2cm
wooden frame, cotton linen canvas (under-layer), pure silk (outside-layer)
About this canvas
Auspicious Mountains are depicted on this vintage obi canvas.
This canvas uses upcycled obi of late Showa period (probably around 1980ies).
Explanation and meaning of pattern and colors
The use of red, white, and gold colors represents celebrations and special occasions. The bold composition of a series of mountains gives a modern art image to this vintage artpiece. The hills are captured in the sunset, lightened in deep red and gold.
Red mountains here are a reference to “red Fuji” - a special view of Mt. Fuji in red light. It is very rare view, and it is considered to be a very lucky sign to see it. In fengshui, they believe putting red decorations in eastern part of the room (where sunset light reaches it) brings good luck and business fortune, so it’s usual to decorate it with red Fuji or other mountains.
At first glance, it appears to be a simple mountain pattern here, but when you get closer, you can see that within the outline of the mountains, a pattern is expressed in a fine weave. Various traditional Japanese geometrical patterns, including repeating ocean waves, are all simple but give the obi a unique look.
Description of fabric characteristics
Nishijin silk weaving is one of the most high-level technics in Japan, based in Kyoto since 5th century.
The golden mountain gradation is soft and reminiscent of spring mountain hues, with soft yellow and peach colors used in the gradation.
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.