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Nishijin brocade / Art panel / Peacock and Thunderbolt

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Product Description : Why is it so EXPENSIVE?

Product Story

General Product Information

This hand-woven Nishijin brocade art panel depicts a peacock woven by skilled craftsmen.
The peacock is believed to bring good luck for future because its outstretched wings resemble a fan. It is also said that the pattern of the outstretched wings is a charm against evil.
This is a product that allows you to easily feel the charm of genuine Nishijin brocade.
Why don't you display it as an accent in your room?

?Product History

When did these crafts start to craft? :1200 years ago / 800AD / Heian period in Japan

The origins of Nishijin textiles date back to the 5th and 6th centuries. It is said that foreigners settled in Kyoto and introduced silkworm and silk weaving techniques, giving birth to today's Nishijin textiles. Nishijin is a Japanese word meaning "west camp" and the name Nishijin-ori was given because the place where the artisans settled was just where west side military was located during the wars of that era.

Craftsman Story

Craftsman Profile

Mikio Hirai
Mikio Hirai is a fifth-generation weaver at Orisho-Hirai, a weaver founded in the early Meiji period (1868-1912). He has maintained the traditions and techniques that have been passed down for over 100 years, and works with a focus on authenticity in his traditional workshop. He also produces Nishijin brocade art panels that make it easy to experience the charm of Nishijin brocade.
We hope you will enjoy our traditional craftsmanship.

Craftsman Passion

"Taking care of every single detail with the highest concentration".
We strive to create products that will please our customers.
When the work is going well, we stop our hands to check for any damage. We value this step and make our products every day, because a mistake that goes unnoticed is very important at a critical stage.

Achievement

Received Excellent Prize, Comprehensive Technique Contest for Young Craftsmen in Kyoto
Certified as an authorized craftsman of Kyoto crafts
Designated by the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry as a traditional Nishijin textile craftsman
Designated by Kyoto City, certified as a future master craftsman

Your Contribution to Craftsman

Customer Voice

Due to the market structure (link for full articles are attached bottom), craftsman have not known who the customer is and how customer reacts to their work. We made a “Message to Craftsman” box at purchase page. We will deliver all message to every craftsman. Our review will be also shared to craftsman so please leave your comment and evaluation on review section!

Income for Craftsman: Craftsman get only less than 10% of selling price?

As written above, craftsman have not controlled last phase of sales channel that resulting in selling price is set by third-party without craftsman’s recognition. There are some cases that only less than 10% of selling price is given to craftsman. We promise with our customer / craftsman that we offer the fair trade with craftsmen in our contract!

We made an article about above problem and our challenge. Please have a read from below link.

Current state of the Crafts Market / Benefits brought by Suigenkyo

Measurement

Width : 26.5cm
Depth : 2cm
Height : 32.5cm
Weight : 630g

Material & Caution

Materials

Silk
Gold
Acrylic Board

Caution

Individual Difference

Each piece is handmade, so there are individual differences even in the same series. We hope that you will understand the change by handmade.

Delivery Date

Please note that it will take about Two Months for delivery if we do not have the item in stock.

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