Stunning long floral cushion made from upcycled vintage kimono silk from a wedding gown covered in embroidery and auspicious symbolism. Would make a unique eco wedding gift for a couple starting out in married life, or for their new home or housewarming party! Or for those renewing their vows, celebrating anniversaries or those just looking for a statement piece for their own decor!
* 89cm x 33cm / 35" x 13" approx.
* Limited edition of 2
* Ethically made from recycled materials
* Fully lined in cotton
* Concealed zip in base
* 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.
Gilt thread catches the light and the brocade and embroidery symbols tell the story of love: River (Kawa) or winding stream which represents continuity and the future. Irises (Kakitsubata) by the stream evoke the tenth century 'Tale of Ise'. A far traveling poet arrives in Yatsuhashi, sees irises in full bloom and is struck by such longong for his wife left in far away Kyoto that he writes a verse for her beginning each line with a syllable from the flower's name 'ka-ki-tsu-ba-ta'. Signifies protection from evil spirits.
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 teal/ petrol blue designer textured 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.