Crane in Clouds Pattern Kobukusa 雲鶴緞子 (Kitamura Tokusai)

$60.00

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Unkaku Donsu
Approximately 6.5”x 6”
Made of silk
Made in Japan

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This meibutsugire, or patterned textile of special significance, depicts cranes flying through clouds. The crane has long been a symbol of happiness and longevity.

Kitamura TokusaiKitamura Tokusai has been making silk cloths, or fukusa, for practitioners of tea since 1712. Their elegant textiles are among the finest woven silk fabrics available in Japan and are made by highly skilled weavers in Kyoto’s historic Nishijin area. Kitamura Tokusai’s inventory of fabrics features over 400 patterns of historical significance, many of which were expressly favored by the founders and most prominent devotees of Japan’s tea culture. The Kitamura family continues to warmly welcome tea and textile enthusiasts to their Nishijin shop by hanging a fukusa, a symbol of hospitality, in the entrance.