Karacho Koetsu Ivy and Butterfly Silk Chirimen Yuzen Furoshiki 27in

USD $203

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This furoshiki features the ivy motif of Koetsu Honami, an artist active from the Momoyama period (1568-1600) to the early Edo period (1603-1868) who greatly influenced later generations of Japanese culture. Two butterflies are depicted beneath the ivy, creating a pattern that evokes the beauty of stillness and movement.

It uses Yuzen dyeing, a typical technique for dyeing Kimono and Obi patterns. Yuzen often depicts natural motifs, and exquisite designs of flowers, birds, winds, and the four seasons are highly regarded. Although the basic technique of yuzen is the same, the texture and production process differ depending on the region of production. The world of yuzen, in which artisans draw patterns by hand, is graceful and delicate, truly one-of-a-kind.

Pure silk "Chirimen" is a fabric of excellent quality that is carefully woven one by one using raw silk threads. It has a smooth touch, luster, soft texture, and elegant patterns that only pure silk can provide.

Filled with Japanese art and traditional techniques, this is a furoshiki that definitely suits formal and celebratory occasions.

Karacho (Karakamiya Choemon), founded in 1624, is known as the only Karakamiya that has continued uninterruptedly since the Edo period. Karakami, which is made by applying patterns to Japanese paper using woodblocks that have been handed down from generation to generation, is used for sliding doors and wallpaper in buildings. The exquisite texture of the paper, as if beautiful patterns are emerging from the Washi, is highly valued artistically and has been used in historical structures such as Katsura Rikyu and Nijo Castle, where it has been repeatedly repaired and passed down to the present day. 


  • Quantity: 1
  • Dimension: 68cm (27in)
  • Material: 100% silk
  • Origin: Made in Japan
  • Do not machine wash- Dry clean only.

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