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(picture kasuri)

Tree peony botan & geometric images.

Named botan in Japanese, the tree peony is not native to Japan. Buddhist monks are credited for introducing Chinese tree peonies into Japan in the 8th century AD.

Tree peonies were not considered an ornamental garden shrub at the time, but rather they were thought of as an essential medicinal plant.

Ingesting extract and pieces of the botan were thought to provide healing properties to cure acute infectious diseases and bleeding, among other inherent health-giving powers.

Cultivation of the peony became widespread in Japan during the Edo period (1603 to 1868) after they were planted as esthetically pleasing decorative plants in temple and court gardens. The centers of botan cultivation were Tokyo and Kyoto as well as the western coastal prefectures of Niigata and Shimane.

For the Japanese, the botan symbolized wealth, prosperity, and good fortune. In addition, it represented a symbol of beauty along with the fragility and fleeting nature of existence.

This Piece Can Be Added To Your Kasuri/Textile Collection, Become A Project Textile, and/or Made Into A Decorative Wall Hanging.
Age
Early 1900s
Fabric hand loomed 100% Cotton.
Size
13 inches X 4.4 feet
33 X 135 cm

Condition
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 kasuri textile collection or use in 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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