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Tibet Brocade 西藏錦 (Kitamura Tokusai)


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Tibet Nishiki
Approximately 6.5”x 6”
Made in Japan

SKU: T-KT-076 Categories: , Tag:

2023 marks 100th anniversary of Kitamura Tokusai since being designated as “Maker of Fukusa” by Tantan-sai, the 14th Generation Grandmaster of Urasenke Tea School. This Tibet brocade was remade in new colors to commemorate this occasion.

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.