Tenpyo phoenixes with floral karakusa - Madder on charcoal black
This pattern woven in colored, gold, and silver thread is inspired by the phoenixes and karakusa arabesques on the reverse of the ancient eight-lobed bronze mirror (decorated with lacquer and gold and silver heidatsu) from the Shosoin Treasure House. Using a unique technique where each pattern is woven independently, the central karakusa and the phoenixes and clouds around it feel as raised and three-dimensional as embroidery. The phoenixes, which bear budding flowers in their beaks, are filled with the joy of life. The fabric is woven to be extremely thin and light, and when it catches the light the phoenixes and wave tatewaku base pattern gleam splendidly. Whether placed on a table or hung on a wall, this item is sure to spark conversation and bring happiness among those who gather in the room. The design makes two very different impressions on white and charcoal black, so we recommend using each in its appropriate season. Use different colors to greet your guests with the finest omotenashi hospitality.
Color: Madder on charcoal black
A floral karakusa arabesque woven on charcoal black in madder red--the color of the sun rising over a mountain ridge--flanked by phoenixes in fiery gold thread.