Set of three pillows in vibrant green silk with gold, silver and red silk thread accents. Handmade from recycled vintage obi silk. Beautiful spider Chrysanthemums (Kiku)
* Set of 3 pillows; 2 patterned and 1 plain. * Green vintage silk reverse * 31cm x 31cm / 12" x 12" approx each * Hand-finished * Come with luxury feather pads included (ethically sourced) * Concealed zips at base for easy pad removal * Each fully lined inside in cotton
Ethically produced by upcycling/repurposing vintage silk originally from a Japanese Obi belt, used to tie Kimono, dating from the Mid Showa period (over 40 years old).
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)
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