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TABITABIYA's handmade designs, in keeping with the Japanese tradition, present original items, all made with either new quality Japanese fabrics or vintage kimono, haori jackets or obi belts that I found during my hunts in second-hand kimono shops. Because yes, in Japan, when kimono, haori, obi, etc. can no longer be worn, that's how they find a new life!


I fell in love with this simple, but bright and elegant color trio that honors one of my favorite figures, that of the butterfly Chô 蝶. The butterfly is one of the most auspicious motifs in the world of kimono. Its image has inspired numerous variations in homage to its beauty and its grace, a perfect incarnation of the young girl becoming a woman who, like this little animal which stands for a symbol of transformation, emerges from her chrysalis.


The circle Maru 丸, a symbol of harmony Wa 和, is one of the oldest and most prestigious Japanese motifs. To echo this round shape that surrounds it, Chô, seen from above, spreads its wings adorned with dots in a circular movement. This prestigious figure bears the name of Kochô, the butterfly with outstretched wings seen from above.


In the background, another equally august animal motif, Kikkô 亀甲, the scales on the back of the turtle, a symbol of good fortune and longevity. On the scales, we can see four small squares... Could they be a very graphic variation of the Hanabishi 花菱 pattern, the water chestnut, very often associated with kikkô and rather drawn by diamonds echoing the shape of its leaves? Maybe maybe …


Since ancient times, poets have praised Hanabishi. In summer, the Japanese continue to go to the countryside to admire its tiny flowers with four pinkish-white petals. During the day they are almost closed, but in the evening they open, and all night long they follow the direction of the moon, as if looking at it. In autumn Japanese people go to pick its fruits. They have the reputation of calming fever and thirst, of allaying children's nocturnal fears.


To enhance the beautiful color of this obi sash, I chose to use another vintage obi fabric in a deep, warm shade of burgundy that also picks up the Maru 丸 circle pattern, and highlights Sakura 桜, cherry blossom and Momiji 紅葉, the reddened leaves of maple trees in a very soft interpretation of the "Unkin" pattern 雲金, brocade cloud: cherry blossoms are a cloud for the brocade that the reddened leaves of autumn form . And to play a little further on the idea of a color trio, I added a hint of a Nishin-Ori fabric in a bright but soft yellow with a beautiful Karahana 唐花 flower pattern, the most mysterious of flowers. Coming from China to Japan, it was born from the imagination of men to deliver to us on its own the quintessence of the beauty of the most beautiful flowers, such as the lotus flower, the peony among others which enjoy a privileged status in the world of Chinese and Japanese motifs.


Cushions are essential to add a glamorous finishing touch to your interior or a decorative accent note to your sofas, armchairs and beds, right? These decorative elements have no equal to give charm and originality to this home in which you have put all your heart to paint it in your colors and make it a cozy nest that reflects who you are! With these cushion covers, you can also bring a note of Japanese elegance to your interior with unique pieces that you won't find in anyone else's home!


5 800¥Price
  • One-of-a-kind cover

    Material: cotton and silk
    Dimensions :suitable for a padding cushion of 40X40 cm. Cushion padding not included.

    Care: In general, obi or kimono fabrics do not wash. But if you really need to wash your cushion covers, we can only recommend dry cleaning at a professional store. And if necessary, you can also steam iron them at the right temperature for silk fabrics.

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