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(picture kasuri)

Butterfly (chou) and geometric images.

The butterfly is sometimes used as a symbol of the soul in Japanese art. As part of their natural life cycle, butterflies metamorphose from one form to another. This serves as a perfect metaphor for Buddhist ideas about the soul and existence. The soul remains constant throughout existence, no matter what form its body takes when reincarnated. Truth may take many forms but its essence—and beauty—remain constant.

Butterflies are also used as general symbols of good luck. Butterfly bows bring good fortune at weddings, for example.

Of course, butterflies are beautiful in and of themselves. There are 265 different species in Japan, and artists delight in recreating their beauty.

This Piece Can Be Added To Your Kasuri/Textile Collection, Become A Project Textile, and/or Made Into A Decorative Wall Hanging.

If you want to make this charming textile into a wall hanging, then consider purchasing the exquisite natural dark bamboo hanging rods as seen on the same page as this piece.
Age
Early 1900s
Fabric hand loomed 100% Indigo Cotton.
Size
14 inches X 2.6 feet
35 X 80 cm
Condition
Very Good Overall Condition

No spots or rips. May have a few very small, hardly noticeable, pin holes. Exceptions will be noted in photos.

We have washed & ironed this textile, it is ready to display as wall art, to add to your kasuri textile collection or use in your sewing project.


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