17.Tsubame to Botan (Swallow and Peony)

(Japanese)



There's a long official name for the pattern, but we call them just "swallows" by the nickname. The peony arabesque in the center is shaped like a primitive tribal rug. The swallows in the corners were originally patterned with arrow feathers, but together with the color tone, they look like swallows in flight.

This pattern also seems to have been derived from the Riken pattern like No.6,7,15, but the way the patterns are arranged gives it a playful feel. There were not so many of them, but they were made by several factories, and in Kyoto, they are often used now.


"Tsubame to Botan"

Ako Dantsu / First quarter 20th. /  Ako city, Hyogo, Japan / cotton, indigo and natural dye

Size: 94cm x 189cm

Price: sold



Condition: This rug has a wonderfully clear, pale color. The threads are fluffy and soft.It's a very clean piece.



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