approx. 34cm x 24cm x 2cm
silk (outside-layer) , wooden frame, cotton linen canvas (under-layer)
About this canvas
Layered clouds and sea patterns adorn this canvas, with an obi fabric as the base and a transparent kimono hakkake (lining) fabric overlay, creating the effect of clouds gently drifting over the sea.
Period / Story
Both kimono and obi used in this canvas originate from the late Showa period (1960-80ies).
Explanation and meaning of pattern and colors
The kimono's base is crafted from an obi, where the rising clouds are skillfully represented through variations in the weave's shading. Clouds, constantly shifting in shape and color as they form and dissipate, have historically captivated people's interest, seen as sign of big events.
The fabric on the upper layer belonged to kimono lining - hakkake. Its exquisite blue gradation symbolizes the sea.
Together, these two layers of fabric create the illusion of clouds adrift upon the sea, giving a captivating depth and dimension to the canvas.
Characteristics of the fabric
The obi beneath is an obi featuring a festive design of clouds woven with gold thread against a beige background. The splendid interplay of gold and blue within this design imparts a contemporary and stylish ambiance.
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.