A stunning floral Japanese cushion in metallic gold, red and green silk cut from a beautiful condition vintage Obi sash.
* Limited Edition of 4
* 47cm x 31cm x 9cm / 18.5" x 12" x 3.5" * Hand-finished. * Comes with luxury feather pad included (ethically sourced)
Ethically made by upcycling a vintage Japanese obi belt (used to tie kimono) which dates from the Mid Showa period (40+ years) and is woven with real gilt thread. The reverse is vintage green silk. Each cushion comes with hand foiled tag which details it's edition number.
Chrysanthemum (Kiku) is an auspicious symbol of regal beauty, rejuvenation and longevity. Used as the Imperial Seal of Japan, it also represents autumn and is associated with the Chrysanthemum Festival (Kiko-no-Sekku) held on the 9th day of the 9th month.
"In the second month the peach tree blooms,
But not til the ninth the chrysanthemums; So each must wait til his own time comes" -T'au Yuan-Ming (A.D. 372-427)
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