about 30cm x about 90cm x about 4cm
wooden frame, cotton linen canvas (under-layer), pure silk (outside-layer), gold pigment.
About this canvas
An oriental pattern featuring a flowing river with a phoenix tale gracefully hovering above it will infuse your interior with a touch of exotic ambiance.
The kimono used for this canvas was crafted and used during the late Showa period, likely dating from the 1960s to the 1980s.
Explanation and meaning of pattern and colors
This canvas features an oriental "sarasa" pattern in sophisticated shades of vermilion, gray, and black, set against a black background, creating the illusion of a flowing river. Gracefully hovering above the river is the tail of a phoenix as it soars away from the waterside.
The "sarasa" pattern, originating from India, Java, Persia, and other Asian regions, was introduced to Japan during the Kamakura and Edo periods, starting in the 12th century. It encompasses exotic motifs such as people, birds, animals, flowers, and more.
The phoenix has held a revered status as a legendary bird of good fortune in Chinese culture, symbolizing peace and happiness. Phoenix eggs are believed to possess miraculous properties for longevity, and the phoenix itself carries the meanings of "longevity" and "rejuvenation." It was introduced to Japan during the Nara period (710-794) and is often encountered in historical treasures like the Shosoin Repository.
Description of fabric characteristics
The pattern is beautifully framed by hand-painted gold, adding a splendid aura to the artwork.
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.