Vintage Japanese Silk Obi Pillow Cover with Embroidered Chrysanthemum, Orange

Tamarind Living

Design: A vintage Japanese silk Fukuro obi panel with hand embroidered details of a red chrysanthemum and botanicals using elegant metallic gold threading is centered against a rich orange dupioni silk. With a backing in solid orange silk, this pillow cover is completed with knife edge construction, double stitched seams and an invisible bottom zipper for a tailored finish.

Textile Origin: The Fukuro obi introduced in the 1920's is a formal obi worn for ceremonies and elaborate celebrations. Made of silk or brocade, the Fukuro obi is most commonly tied in an elaborate Taiko knot worn today on the back, but can be adjusted into various styles. The auspicious chrysanthemum or "kiku" emblem signifying longevity, rejuvenation, and happiness decorates this elegant obi, with the red color referencing love. Originating in China, this flower was introduced to Japan in the 8th century as this flowering herb was believed to have medicinal qualities to prolong life. The Japanese royal families were so admired by the flower that it became the imperial symbol of the Japanese Royal Family. A 16 petal version of the chrysanthemum is used today as the Imperial Seal of Japan.

Product Details:

  • Available Size (width x length): 20" x 20" / 50 x 50 cm
  • Material: Silk Embroidered Obi, Reverse in Solid Dupioni Silk
  • Special Technique: Hand-Stitched Embroidery with Gold Thread
  • Closure: Hidden Bottom Zipper
  • Color and Pattern: Chrysanthemum and Botanicals, Orange
  • Country of Textile Origin: Japan
  • Style: Resort/Traditional
  • Room Use: Living Room, Bedroom
  • Washing Care: Dry Clean
  • Insert is not included


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