Plum Flower and Bird Patterned Brocade
Kachoubai Kamon Nishiki

Background colour: Green (also in Mouse-Grey or Red)
Pattern: Six-petal flowers, Birds, Geometric patterns
Weave: Warp Brocade

A pattern of six petaled flowers in the style of plum blossoms that are lined up with youraku styled geometric patterns and small birds distributed in between. This pattern is one often seen in Nara period textiles.

Note: Youraku are a crown like golden canopy with many ornate hanging pieces usually built over a Buddhist statue.

花鳥梅花文錦
かちょうばいかもんにしき

梅花文
地色:緑(鼡、赤)
文様:六瓣花・鳥・幾何学文
織り方:経錦

梅花風の六瓣の花を並べ、その間に瓔珞(ようらく)状の幾何学文と小さい鳥文を配した図柄。この意匠は奈良時代の裂に多く見られるものの一つである。

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