approx. 60cm x 20cm x 4cm x 2 items
silk (outside-layer) , wooden frame, cotton linen canvas (under-layer)
About this canvas
The obi fabric is tinted in a cherry blossom hue, adorned with swirling silver elements that evoke the imagery of fireworks bursting open in the twilight sky.
Period / Story
The obi used in this canvas was created during the late Showa period (1960-80ies).
Explanation and meaning of pattern and colors
This artistic piece features a symbolic swirl pattern intricately embroidered with silver pieces on a cherry-pink obi.
The vortex pattern, characterized by its curvilinear design that radiates outward from the center in a spiral shape, has been cherished by people from ancient times. While the whirlpool motif is associated with water, it also carries a symbolism of eternity. This pattern serves as a reminder that everything in the world follows a life cycle, embracing both birth and rebirth.
Characteristics of the fabric
Koma-itching or koma-dori is an embroidery technique that involves using thick threads or gold and silver threads, which cannot be directly threaded through an embroidery needle. Instead, these threads are wound around a wooden piece, similar to a thread winder. This wrapped piece is then rolled, and the embroidery threads are laid over the underlying fabric and secured with a binding thread.
The incorporation of gold and silver threads in this technique lends a three-dimensional richness to the intricate and delicate details of the pattern, adding a touch of glamorous charm to the artwork.
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.