Diameter approx. 30cm, 25cm, 20cm x 2cm x 3items
silk (outside-layer) , wooden frame, cotton linen canvas (under-layer)
About this canvas
The upper canvas has been repurposed from a long under-kimono, while the middle and lower canvases originate from kimono fabrics.
All three canvases feature the same captivating ocean wave pattern. However, the upper canvas stands out with its unique depiction of clouds, portraying the sequence from the sky above, the sunlit ocean during sunset in the middle, and the tranquil waves extending outward on the bottom canvas.
Period / Story
The kimono and under-kimono fabrics used in this canvas set were crafted during the late Showa period (1960-80ies).
Explanation and meaning of pattern and colors
The kimono used here was adorned with a prominent ocean wave pattern, and its shoulders, hem, and sleeves are enriched with a delicate ocean wave pattern dyed in beaten gold.
The Seigaiha wave pattern is regarded as a symbol of good fortune, with its endless waves signifying wishes for enduring happiness and a serene life for all.
Clouds, with their ever-changing forms and colors, have historically intrigued people as a sign of future big events or omens.
Characteristics of the fabric
Seigaiha, or the ocean wave pattern, elegantly decorates the canvas on a lustrous ivory background. While this kimono could be worn for formal occasions, it stands out due to its distinctive feature: it is dyed in beaten gold without any easily recognizable motifs, setting it apart in terms of its unique design and elegance.
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.