Diameter approx. 25cm x 2cm
silk (outside-layer) , wooden frame, cotton linen canvas (under-layer)
About this canvas
This canvas is an upcycled version of a gorgeous sackcloth obi, which is universally decorated with flower-filled auspicious designs.
Period / Story
The obi used in this canvas was made and used in the late Showa period.
Explanation and meaning of pattern and colors
The obi is decorated with a woven pattern of peonies and chrysanthemums, with phoenixes dancing between them, in a lovely and gorgeous auspicious design.
The small chrysanthemum pattern in the tachibana and the cloisonne lozenge pattern in the undori are also woven to create a more gorgeous effect.
The peony pattern is associated with the meanings of "wealth" and "happiness. It is a gorgeous pattern that catches people's attention, and is also a flower of good fortune in terms of meaning.
The chrysanthemum flower is a symbol of longevity, purification of evil spirits, and luck, and is still considered the most prestigious flower, and is the emblem of the Japanese imperial family.
Tachibana is also an auspicious evergreen shrub that grows in the ideal land of immortality in Japan's oldest book, the Kojiki, and brings longevity and prosperity to descendants.
It is one of the few patterns of Japanese origin with a cute heart-shaped fruit and flowering leaves.
The Kumatori pattern is a symbol that conveys the opportunity for good things to happen, and the phoenix, which is a legend that represents good omens and the meaning of "longevity and immortality," is also included in the design.
Characteristics of the fabric
This canvas is an upcycled version of a pouch obi made of Nishijin brocade.
The color orange, which gives the overall impression of orange, is a relatively new color among colors, but it has also been respected as a symbol of uninterrupted life (prosperity of offspring) and a good omen, since the brightly colored orange fruit continues to grow on the tree without falling off even after it is fully ripe.
The use of orange, moegi, and white colors on a black background gives a bright and lovely impression.
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.
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