Symbol of Autumn
Symbol of Autumn
approx. 34cm x 24cm x 2cm
silk (outside-layer) , wooden frame, cotton linen canvas (under-layer)
About this canvas
This canvas is an upcycled kimono with a chrysanthemum pattern in yamabuki color blotch dyeing.
Period / Story
The haori used in this canvas was made and used in the early Showa period.
Explanation and meaning of pattern and colors
This kimono is painted with dancing white and yellow chrysanthemums on a ground of yamabuki, orange, and yingko (bush warbler) color blurred dyeing.
The chrysanthemum flower, which can be displayed alive long after it has been cut, is a symbol of longevity, purifying evil spirits, and a pattern of good fortune.
In ancient times, the chrysanthemum pattern was favored by the emperors of the Kamakura period (1185-1333), and it is still considered the most prestigious flower and the emblem of the Japanese imperial family.
Characteristics of the fabric
If you look closely at the bokashi-dyed kimono fabric, you will see the same pattern as the chrysanthemum drawn in the dyeing process.
This is a unique and particular order, which is not seen in modern times, and was probably designed by weaving and dyeing the kimono at the same time.
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.