Black silk throw pillow with beautiful metallic silver and gold chrysanthemum flower embroidery over a black silk base and black silk reverse.
* Limited edition of 1.
* 31cm x 31cm / 12" x 12" approx.
* Ethically sourced feather pad.
Sustainably produced by upcycling/repurposing vintage silk originally from a Japanese Obi sash dating from the Mid-Showa Period (40 years +). We have incorporated the line from the original end of the obi to tell the story of its previous life.
There is a pair of pillows cut from the same obi here.
Chrysanthemum (Kiku) (and Spider Chrysanthemum with wild tendril petals) 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)
We will send you a free Hunted and Stuffed guide to symbols in Japanese textiles with every order.