Book Cover (Gyoshiki Hoo-Mon Nishiki)

The pattern may be different from the image shown due to the cutting process.

Book Cover (Gyoshiki Hoo-Mon Nishiki)

The pattern may be different from the image shown due to the cutting process.

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Book Cover (Gyoshiki Hoo-Mon Nishiki)

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Wrapping : Gift wrapping service available

Size (cm) : W11.5 x H16.5 (not including the folded part, for paperback books)

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Product Name : Book Cover (Gyoshiki Hoo-Mon Nishiki)
Product type : Book Cover
Size (cm) : W11.5 x H16.5 (not including the folded part, for paperback books)
Related Tags : bookmarkWrapping availablePattern_Nishiki brocade with phoenix designShosoin cleftbird
Remark : Please note that the pattern may be different from the picture shown due to the cutting process. Please be forewarned.
Other : Gift wrapping service available

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Product Description

A book cover of brocade with popular ancient design, will make reading more amusing.

Pattern Description

Gyoshiki Hōō-mon Nishiki(Warp-patterned Nishiki with Phoenix Design)

The original is a Nishiki (polychrome patterned silkp) reserved in the Shōsoin Repository (the Imperial treasure house built more than 1,200 years ago). It is believed to have been the covering of an arm-rest used by Emperor Shōmu (701-756). The main motif of the pattern is a grapevine arabesque roundel with a flapping phoenix in the center. It is typical of Sassanian-style designs to enclose animals or birds in roundels. In this design it is superbly combined with a phoenix, an imaginary bird in China, and grapevine arabesques showing the East-Roman influence. The fabric is a good example of the Japanese culture in the Nara Period (8th century), having direct or indirect access to the Chinese and Western cultures. The original weft-patterned Nishiki is noteworthy in the Shōsoin collection in terms of design, color scheme and weaving technique. Our fabric is a reproduction of the original pattern on a smalelr scale, woven with the warp-cloth technique with a special care for refined color scheme most fit for this type of weaving.