size: 3.94inch(10cm) x 3.94inch(10cm)
Japanese traditional premium silk fabric
This set of two coasters is made from high grade Japanese traditional fabric. The premium fabric is called Hyohsoh, which is usually used for scroll paintings, folding screens, or Fusuma doors. Hyohsoh fabric evolved together with the Japanese Tea Ceremony.
Hyohsoh fabric in Japan can be compared with the concept of a framed painting in Western culture. High quality Hyohsoh fabric is required for any high value drawing or calligraphy drawn on scroll paintings, folding screens, or Fusuma doors—just as a high value painting requires a high quality canvas and frame.
The name of these coasters, KARAKUSA means arabesque design in Japanese. And KINRAN is brocade. Arabesque design is an auspicious omen motif evoking prosperity in Japan. The gold color pattern is understated elegance, elegance in moderation. Fabric of these coasters is made with silk in the traditional time-honored method.
Along with using for tea time, this style of coaster is traditionally used for displaying ceramics in a tea room, for example, placed under a Matcha Bowl on display. These coasters create a high-toned and dignified atmosphere of refined beauty.
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