Designer bolster cushion made from exquisite vintage kimono silk cut from a wedding Uchikake featuring auspicious cranes flying over a river, cherry blossom and elegant boat motifs.
* 93cm x 31cm / 36.5" x 12" approx.
* Limited edition of 2.
* Apple green velvet back
* Concealed zip at base, fully lined in cotton
* Ethically sourced luxury feather pad included
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.
The silk gently changes colour from a deep green through light turquoise to peach and into a deep pink. Gilt thread catches the light and the brocade and embroidery symbols tell the story of love: Pine Tree (Matsu) symbolises longevity, steadfastness and wisdom in age. The Cherry Blossom (Sakura) represents new beginnings and the Cranes (Tsuru) are associated with love and longevity. Birds flying over mountains (Yama) signify overcoming life's challenges!
You will receive a FREE Hunted and Stuffed guide to symbols in Japanese textiles with your order which will explain many more of the traditional symbols depicted in this stunning textile.
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 textured green cotton velvet is used on the reverse to compliment the vintage brocade.
Filled with a British made, ethically sourced, 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.