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2-010 Mini Cushion cover upcycled Japanese Kimono Obi -Pink Phoenix

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This cushion is made by antique Japanese vintage "Kimono Obi" fabric.

All fabric is vintage, especially this fabric might be seen as before 1940's,so there might be minor scratches, grazing, small stains etc. but this is the trait of the fabrics. Each cushions different, even in size, because of the difference of the pattern and conditions.

This Obi is called Maru obi, until the Taisho period, women usually wore a Maru-obi. A maru-obi is about 60 centimeters wide. Women fold the width in half before putting it on. It is the most formal obi but is only used by brides today.

"Houou" is the Chinese Phoenix, a legendary bird whose very colorful wings have five and its voice has five different tones.

Ancient people believed that the phoenix stays only in a peaceful world. It is a symbol of peace, and harmony for couples.Because of that it has been a very popular motif for wedding costumes from ancient Japan.

The back print is traditionally considered more glitzy, flamboyant and gorgeous than the front print. It is called "Iki" and is generally cooler and more stylish for the Japanese. We have so many color matching variations to express the seasonal tradition from the middle age. It used to have strict rules, and a secret meaning to it.

In regard of this, I try to match the pattern, front and back print, and express the Japanese sense of beauty – uniqueness, boldness, and sometimes eccentricity.

*Dimension
Measures approximately30cm wide, 30cm height,

*Please note
Each cushion is slightly different in size and pattern, depending on the condition of the original antique fabric.If you would like to specify the pattern or coulor, please tell me when you order :)

Can be purchased with or without a insert. It's 3 pounds plus for insert.

*About the Obi fabric...

Obi (帯, おび, literally "sash") is a sash for traditional Japanese dress.
There are many types of obi, most for women: wide obis made of brocade and narrower, simpler obis for everyday wear. The contemporary women's obi is a very conspicuous accessory, sometimes even more so than the kimono robe itself. A fine formal obi might cost more than the rest of the entire outfit.

Obi are categorized by their design, formality, material, and use. Informal obis are narrower and shorter.

The wide women's obi is folded in two when worn, to a width of about 15 cm (5.9 in) to 20 cm (7.9 in).
It is considered elegant to tie the obi so that the folded width is in harmony with the wearer’s body dimensions. Usually this means about a tenth of her height. The full width of the obi is present only in the decorative knot.

*About jelosus
The idea to make bags out of classic Japanese Obi (Kimono belt) material originated from my love for antiques and Japanese textiles.

I got the idea from the Obi that my friend gave it to me.
That Obi and Kimono fabric were very special for her, because her mum who passed away when she was young left it for her.
I was thinking I would remake something from these to keep her memories with her. So I started to make Obi bag 10 years ago.

Now I am really enjoy to upcycle old fabrics which feel the people who used this and their history, memories. And also, from the view of ecology, using and sharing the limited resources on the earth, I have an motivation more and more now.

*I try to match the pattern, front and back print, and express the Japanese sense of beauty – uniqueness, boldness, and eccentricity.

I hope you will also enjoy these beautiful Japanese materials and its stories!
This cushion is made by antique Japanese vintage "Kimono Obi" fabric.

All fabric is vintage, especially this fabric might be seen as before 1940's,so there might be minor scratches, grazing, small stains etc. but this is the trait of the fabrics. Each cushions different, even in size, because of the difference of the pattern and conditions.

This Obi is called Maru obi, until the Taisho period, women usually wore a Maru-obi. A maru-obi is about 60 centimeters wide. Women fold the width in half before putting it on. It is the most formal obi but is only used by brides today.

"Houou" is the Chinese Phoenix, a legendary bird whose very colorful wings have five and its voice has five different tones.

Ancient people believed that the phoenix stays only in a peaceful world. It is a symbol of peace, and harmony for couples.Because of that it has been a very popular motif for wedding costumes from ancient Japan.

The back print is traditionally considered more glitzy, flamboyant and gorgeous than the front print. It is called "Iki" and is generally cooler and more stylish for the Japanese. We have so many color matching variations to express the seasonal tradition from the middle age. It used to have strict rules, and a secret meaning to it.

In regard of this, I try to match the pattern, front and back print, and express the Japanese sense of beauty – uniqueness, boldness, and sometimes eccentricity.

*Dimension
Measures approximately30cm wide, 30cm height,

*Please note
Each cushion is slightly different in size and pattern, depending on the condition of the original antique fabric.If you would like to specify the pattern or coulor, please tell me when you order :)

Can be purchased with or without a insert. It's 3 pounds plus for insert.

*About the Obi fabric...

Obi (帯, おび, literally "sash") is a sash for traditional Japanese dress.
There are many types of obi, most for women: wide obis made of brocade and narrower, simpler obis for everyday wear. The contemporary women's obi is a very conspicuous accessory, sometimes even more so than the kimono robe itself. A fine formal obi might cost more than the rest of the entire outfit.

Obi are categorized by their design, formality, material, and use. Informal obis are narrower and shorter.

The wide women's obi is folded in two when worn, to a width of about 15 cm (5.9 in) to 20 cm (7.9 in).
It is considered elegant to tie the obi so that the folded width is in harmony with the wearer’s body dimensions. Usually this means about a tenth of her height. The full width of the obi is present only in the decorative knot.

*About jelosus
The idea to make bags out of classic Japanese Obi (Kimono belt) material originated from my love for antiques and Japanese textiles.

I got the idea from the Obi that my friend gave it to me.
That Obi and Kimono fabric were very special for her, because her mum who passed away when she was young left it for her.
I was thinking I would remake something from these to keep her memories with her. So I started to make Obi bag 10 years ago.

Now I am really enjoy to upcycle old fabrics which feel the people who used this and their history, memories. And also, from the view of ecology, using and sharing the limited resources on the earth, I have an motivation more and more now.

*I try to match the pattern, front and back print, and express the Japanese sense of beauty – uniqueness, boldness, and eccentricity.

I hope you will also enjoy these beautiful Japanese materials and its stories!

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2-010 Mini Cushion cover upcycled Japanese Kimono Obi -Pink Phoenix

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  • Materials: silk, obi, kimono fabric
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