Large cream obi silk pillow with Matsu pine decoration in orange, gold and green silk threads.
The slightly visible crease (see photos) tells the story of how the original obi was once folded to be worn at the waist in its previous life before being reborn.
* 48cm x 48cm / 19"x 19" approx. * Limited edition of 3 (One available) * Comes with ethically sourced British made feather pad * Fully lined inside * Concealed zip at base * Luxury beige designer velvet reverse
This amazing vintage textile is upcycled from a vintage Japanese Obi, used to tie Kimono, dating from the Mid-Showa period (over 40 years old). The slightly visible crease (see photos) tells the story of how the original obi was once folded to be worn at the waist in its previous life before being reborn.
Pine trees (Matsu) symbolise longevity, steadfastness and wisdom in age. Associated with winter and the new year. Mountains (Yama) depict sacred places between heaven and earth. 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 designer velvet is used on the reverse to compliment the vintage silk.
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.