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This stunning long red bolster cushion is made from an upcycled vintage Japanese Uchikake. The wedding kimono pillow is loaded with auspicious symbolism and would make a unique eco-friendly 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!
* 88cm x 33cm / 34.5" x 13" approx.
* Limited edition of 2
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: Pine Tree (Matsu) symbolises longevity, steadfastness and wisdom in age. The Cherry Blossom (Sakura) represents new beginnings and the abundant magnolia flowers symbolise life force and a love of nature.
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 gold 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.