24"(61cm) wide x deep x 24"(61cm) high
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Fukusa Accent Pillow with Fans, Cherry Blossoms, Pine and Bamboo
This is a very elegant, artistic fukusa of very high quality. It was likely custom made to someone’s personal request, probably for a special occasion. The symbols are artistically arranged on fans and include bamboo for strength, cherry blossoms for beauty and renewal, and pine for wisdom. The fans are shown on a background of waves, representing the uncertainties of life. This could have been appropriate for a wedding or birthday or for a new business undertaking. This particular fukusa is very upper crust and probably was commissioned by a highly placed family with excellent taste. Circa 1920.
The backing for this pillow is a soft green silk taffeta with a pale green and gold cording and soft green tassels.
A Fukusa is a woven square of silk fabric traditionally used by the Japanese to cover a ceremonial gift during its presentation. We've used Fukusa (Fukusa is both singular and plural) to create unique decorative pillow covers which are about 24' x 24' in size. Fukusa, are generally backed with another piece of silk material. Often the backing silk material is bright orange or red and contains the family crest of the person or family giving the gift. Each of these Fukusa are combined with hand selected backing fabrics, borders and tassels to make decorative accent pillows that are truly one-of-a-kind.
Most modern Fukusa are quite small and mostly used for the tea ceremony. Think of them as a combination of gift wrapping and greeting card. The message conveyed by the symbols on the Fukusa is very important and needs to be appropriate for the occasion. The Fukusa silk decorative pillows we offer are made using these antique or vintage (around 50 to 100 years old) gift coverings.
Fukusa that are in acceptable condition and suitable for decorative designer pillows are becoming increasingly scarce and hard to find. And as the scarcity has increased, the prices have also increased dramatically. Fukusa are a beautiful, disappearing piece of Japanese cultural history but beautifully preserved in these decorative down pillows.
The Fukusa used in these down pillows are hand woven silk with intricate loom embroidery. In addition, some of these Fukusa also have hand embroidered highlights. All accent pillow fillings are down and feathers. As these are old pieces, at least 50 years old, there is minor wear associated with age but these decorative throw pillows are all sturdy and in excellent condition.Shipping of this selection to your location within the continental United States is
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24"(61cm) wide x deep x 24"(61cm) highage:
Taisho Era circa 1920material:
Silk Embroidery on Silkorigin: