Pawlonia and Vines Shouha
Kiri Karakusa Shouha

Pauwlonia Patterned
Background Colour: Pale Indigo
Pattern: Pauwlonia, Chinese Vines
Weave: Shouha

A design with many flowers adorning a pale indigo background, while deeply-notched three-leaved pauwlonia along with chinese vines are distributed across the fabric, changing their orientation each row.

*Translator: Paulownia was named for a Russian princess named Anna Pavlovia. It was of course the crest of the House of Tokugawa, specifically the 5-7-5 flowering paulownia was. It is not only pretty tree, but a useful wood out of which dressers can be made. “Karakusa” literally means Chinese grass. But I translate it as vines or arabesques, since that design is closer to what it resembles.

桐唐草紹巴
きりからくさしょうは

桐文
地色:縹
文様:桐・唐草
織り方:紹巴

縹色の地に、多くの花をつけ、切り込みの深い三枚の桐文を唐草とともに各段ごとに向きを変えて配した図柄。

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