The pattern may be different from the image shown due to the cutting process.
|Product Name :||Book Cover (Shichiyo Taishi)|
|Product type :||Book Cover|
|Size (cm) :||W11.5 x H16.5 (not including the folded part, for paperback books)|
|Related Tags :||bookmark、 Wrapping available、 Patterns_Seventh day of the seventh month Taishi、 Horyu-ji cleft、|
|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|
A book cover of brocade with popular ancient design, will make reading more amusing.
Shichiyō Taishi(Brocade of the Seven Luminaries Pattern)
The original cloth is one of the kasuri fabrics (clothes with s plashed patterns) that have been handed down in Hōryū-ji temple in Nara, that are believed to have had been woven under the strong influence of th e Indian culture introduced to Japan in the Asuka period (593-710A.D.). It depicts the seven luminaries and composes the delicate and flowing rhythm using the seven-colored warp yarns. It is said that Prince Shōtoku (574-622A.D.) loved this design and so this is called one of the "taishi kanto" (Prince's fabric), together with two other designs in the ancient fabric.