Oriental Bolster Cushion -Yellow Gold Floral Brocade, Luxury Wedding Present

W32cm x L92cm | Silk Brocade, Gilt Thread, Cotton Velvet | Yellow, Gold, Cream
This stunning oriental bolster cushion with yellow gold floral brocade would make an excellent anniversary gift for couples or a luxury wedding present! Hand-made from velvet and upcycled wedding kimono vintage silk from Japan, this gold lumbar pillow is full of marriage related symbolism.

92cm x 32cm / 36" x 12.5" approx.
Limited edition of 2.

This amazing vintage textile is upcycled from a vintage Japanese wedding Kimono (Uchikake) dating from the Mid-Showa period (over 40 years old) and is in excellent condition. Gilt thread catches the light and the brocade and embroidery symbols tell the story of love: Peony (Botan) symbolises good fortune and ageless beauty, Wisteria (Fuji) signifies love, Pine Tree (Matsu) symbolises longevity, steadfastness and wisdom in age. Iris by a stream evokes the 10th Century 'Tale of Ise'- A far travelling poet arrives at Yatsuhashi, sees irises in full bloom and is struck by such longing for his far away wife that he writes a verse for her beginning each line with a syllable from the flower's name: 'Ka-ki-tsu-ba-ta'.
You will receive a FREE Hunted and Stuffed guide to symbols in Japanese textiles with your order.

The pillow is strengthened and protected inside by a cotton lining, each cushion is fully over-locked and sewn with a concealed zip at the base for easy removal. Luxurious cream/beige cotton velvet is used on the reverse to compliment the vintage brocade.

Filled with a British made luxury quality feather pad. Each cushion is hand made in the UK and comes with it's own foiled tag that details the date and origin of each beautiful textile.

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