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Item E-Gasuri
(picture kasuri)

Tiger & Bamboo images.

For the Japanese, the tiger (tora) symbolized bravery and dignity and pictures or figures of tigers were believed to invite good fortune. Tiger symbols were thought to be effective in keeping away evil energies and preserving the health and safety of ones children. The tiger became an important lucky charm for soldiers going off to war because it was said the animal always returned home after a long, perilous journey. The tiger was also valued greatly for the reputed miraculous healing properties of its body parts. 

The tiger was not native to the Japanese Archipielago. Rather, it came to be known in Japan because of its existence in China and Korea where the Japanese traded commercially and conquered in war. Japanese warriors returned to Japan with live tigers on occasion and kept them in captivity.

Tigers and bamboo often appear together in images.

This Piece Can Be Added To Your Kasuri/Textile Collection, Become A Project Textile, and/or Made Into A Decorative Wall Hanging.
Early 1900s
Fabric hand loomed 100% Cotton.
13 inches X 3.00 feet
34 X 90 cm

Very Good Condition

No spots or rips.

We have washed & ironed this textile, it is ready to display as wall art, to add to your textile collection or for your sewing project.
Comment 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 you found this kasuri piece.

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