This beautiful textile design originally created in the 1930's illustrates a repeat pattern of dancing Chrysanthemums, The birth flower of November.
The Chinese name for this flower means: 'the essence of the sun', symbolising longevity and health. Chrysanthemums originated in China and were imported into Japan as a medicinal plant.
Chrysanthemum, are called “kiku” in Japanese, they still represent the flower of the monarchy which are referred to as the Chrysanthemum Throne, the 16-petal chrysanthemum is used for the imperial seal. It is thought that the the chrysanthemum became the imperial symbol when the emperor Go-Toba (r. 1183–98) chose the flower as his personal emblem.
This archive print has been lovingly restored and reproduced using digital printing and ethically sourced materials.
A limited-edition, 50 prints available.
A4 (21cm x 29.7cm)
A3 (29.7cm x 42cm)
A2 (42cm x 59.4cm)
30cm x 40cm
40cm x 50cm
50cm x 70cm
Bamboo Paper - 90% sustainable bamboo fibres and 10% Cotton Rag, environmentally friendly paper with a natural look, this gives your prints a lightly textured and sensual feel.