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Gourd Pattern Kobukusa 祥波吉瓢文 (Kitamura Tokusai)


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Each fukusa is hand stitched and therefore may show different parts of the pattern showing
Shoha Kippyomon 
Approximately 6.5”x 6”
Made in Japan

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Auspicious pattern of vines and gourds. The decorated gourds resemble people in this traditional pattern.

Kitamura Tokusai fukusa shop.

Kitamura 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.