Treasures on Purple Background Kobukusa 名物紫地大阪蜀錦金欄 (Kitamura Tokusai)

$110.00

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Each fukusa is hand stitched and therefore may show different parts of the pattern. It may not be identical to the one in the photo.

Meibutsu Murasakiji Osakashokukin Kinran

名物紫地大阪蜀錦金欄
Approximately 6.5”x 6”
Made in Japan

1 in stock

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Newly revived in 2022 by Kitamura Tokusai
Known as the shifuku pattern for tea container ‘Rikyu mossou chaire’, the original brocade of this pattern is said to have been the mounting cloth for scrolls written by Nichiren shonin monks found at Myokenji temple in Kyoto.

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.