Shika-mon Arisugawa Nishiki(Arisugawa Brocade with Deer Pattern)
The so-called "meibutu-gire" meaning famous textiles were selected by the tea masters to decorate paintings, writing scrolls and utensils for the tea ceremony. During the long period of time extending from the early Muromachi period (1338-1573A.D.) to the late Edo period (1603-1867A.D.), most of the meibutsu-gire were imported to Japan from Asian countries. Whence the name of Arisugawa derives is unknown, but most notable in this brocade are a tactful combination of straight lines, sophisticated color scheme and design, and an orderly, advanced weaving technique required to make it. This original taste is woven into warp-patterned brocade with our weaving technique in new colors.