Noble Yamato shell purple dyeing


Because of the scarcity of shells required to dye shell purple, it was once called the "purple of the emperor" and was the "most noble color" that only the nobility were allowed to wear. The "Tenpyo Phoenix Flower Arabesque," woven with silk thread dyed in this rare shell purple, is framed and displayed.

The phoenix flying with the addition of flower buds is an auspicious design full of the joy of life.

Due to its rarity, we have only one piece on hand and it is not listed for sale online, but if you would like one, please let us know. We can also make them to order for you.

 



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