Pure Gold Kinran
This is a stunning textile woven in the Nishijin area of Kyoto. Paper threads coated in pure gold are woven with brown pure silk to create a traditional design with floral motifs (peony and I'm not sure what the other one is). Kinran was introduced to Japan from China for ceremonial monks' robes around 800-900 years ago . It is one of Japan's 'meibutsu-gire' or famed textiles usually associated with the tea ceremony, for mounting scrolls, bags for tea ceremony items and so forth. This kinran is as-new on the roll and is 70cm wide. It is quite stiff and would be perfect for a project such as covering a very special album, or just as part of your collection. The price is per metre.
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