Collection: Jinbutsu Ten-ba-mon Tate-kasuri (Design of People and Flying Horse in Kasuri-like Weave)

This design is modeled after a fabric for a pouch for a tea caddy used by Sen-no-Rikyu (1522~1591 AD), the master of tea ceremony. This brocade looks like woven in kasuri-weaving (splashed pattern) technique but it is not. Similar designs are seen even today in cotton kasuri fabrics made in Pulau Sumba, Indonesia.