Kikyoya Kikko Nishijin Ori Long Table Runner
This "Kikko" long table runner is an exquisite piece of Japanese craftsmanship that beautifully decorates a table. You can decorate the table with just the table runner or you can match it up with a tablecloth. To give accent to a room or a space, place it on a sideboard or chest, or use it as a bed throw on a bed.
"Kikko" is the name of for the pattern that resembles a tortoise shell, a symbol of longevity. It is often used as a compound pattern by combining other patterns within a regular hexagonal shape. In Japan, there is a saying, "A crane lives for a thousand years, a turtle lives for ten thousand years." The turtle is considered a symbol of longevity, and the "Kikko" pattern has long been used on clothing and furnishings as a good omen.
And what makes these table runners especially unique are the tassels at each end. The thread used for the tassels are dyed to match the pattern of the table runners and then braided by hand. Matching the radiant and exquisite beauty of the runner, the tassels add an extra touch of elegance to the table.
The fabric is double-lined and can be used on both sides. It is sturdy and durable and also water-resistant which makes it easy to care for. In case of any kind of soiling or staining, lightly tap the fabric with a moistened towel to remove the dirt.
Handle the table runner with care to avoid the threads from snagging. When removing the table runner from the box, the runner may have some folding creases. Place a thin cloth over the table runner to iron out any creases.
Nishijin Ori is a brocade that is a yarn-dyed textile produced in “Nishijin”, which is a name of the northwest area of Kyoto. It has a long history, dating back to the Heian period (794-1185), and is characterized by the use of beautifully dyed threads and patterns woven using a variety of techniques.
- Quantity: 1
Dimension: (Including tassels) 31cm(12.2in) x 202cm(79.5in)
- Material: Silk
- Origin: Made in Japan Nishijin Ori
- Brand: Kikyoya
- Care: Do not machine wash- Dry clean only.
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For over 30 years, Kikyoya has been creating original and uniquely designed products made from authentic Nishijin Ori brocade used for kimonos and obis(sashes for kimonos).Located in Kyoto, the home to many traditional crafts of Japan, Kikyoya has innovatively combined the technique of Yuzen dyeing and sewing skills used for kimono fabric with the intricate weaving skills of obis to create original products such as table runners, coasters and many other beautifully crafted items.
About Nishijin Ori Brocade
Nishijin Ori brocade is a yarn-dyed textile produced in Nishijin, Kyoto.
It has a long history, dating back to the Heian period (794-1185), and is characterized by the use of beautifully dyed threads and patterns woven using a variety of techniques.
Because they are produced in small quantities in a wide variety, they are highly scarce and valuable fabrics that can be used for a long time, passing from one generation to the next.
Something to behold
I cannot express the joy and amazement of my wife for the craftsmanship of this item. She is afraid to get it out of the box to not soil it somehow. Japanese craftsmanship at its best.
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us this amazing review! It will be a pleasure not only for us but also for the craftsmen if you and your wife can use it with great care for a long time! We're looking forward to your next visit.