Vintage Kimono Cushion Cover Hanaguruma (Flower car)


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A cushion cover made from a vintage kimono. We paid close attention to details such as the placement of the pattern and the color scheme of the piping. It's all one of a kind.

This is a combination of non-embroidered flower wheel and peonies. By finishing the velvet piping and gentle pink, they adds elegance to this work.

A Hanaguruma is a design that combines the imperial carriage and flowers that have been used since the Heian period (794-1192). The flower wheel is a gorgeous dynasty-like pattern that can be seen after the Edo period (1603-1868). When flower arrangement was born in the Muromachi period (1136-1573), it became a custom for the upper classes, such as nobles and samurai, to decorate their homes with flowers. The flower wheel pattern followed this trend, and it seems that it was adopted as a motif for kimono patterns in the Edo period.

Botan ( peony ): The peony has long been called the "King of Hundred Flowers". In Japan, it has been used since ancient times to express the beauty of a woman, as "a peony when standing, a tree peony when sitting, and a lily when walking". Since ancient times, it has been used in arabesque patterns, and because of its large number of petals, it has been loved as a flower that symbolizes nobility, wealth, and beauty.

Crane ( Woven pattern): It has been used since ancient times as a symbol of longevity, as it is said that "the crane lives for a thousand years." Also, it is said that once a crane mates, it never changes. It is also a symbol of a harmonious couple because they live happily ever after. Because of its beautiful appearance, it has become a standard pattern for wedding costumes as a dignified auspicious pattern.

Size ; 45 x 45 cm

Material ; Silk

Care Instructions: Due to the delicate silk material, dry cleaning is recommended.

* Basically, we use items that are in good condition after cleaning, but we reuse vintage kimono and sash, so please understand before purchasing.