Kayaori Kitchen towel | CHOJU-JINBUTSU-GIGA
Nara's traditional craft “Kaya- ori" is a fabric of loose weave.
It allows the wind flow through and is very quick to dry.
It is ideal for a dish cloth or a table napkin.
From the first scenen of Choju-giga, a famous set of Japanese painting, it contains four picture scrolls, the earliest linear monochrome drawing from the 12th - 13th century that is continued in use in Japanese design.
The content reflects the society of the time, depicting animals and characters in the form of caricatures, which is a masterpiece of Japanese opera (caricature), especially the first scenen, which depicts rabbits, frogs, and monkeys in a anthropomorphic way. Is the most famous one among them. Because some of the techniques are similar to modern Japanese manga techniques, Choju-giga are often referred to as the oldest manga in Japan.
As opened, the first scroll illustrates rabbits and monkeys bathing and getting ready for a ceremony, a monkey thief runs from animals with sticks and knocks over a frog from the lively ceremony. Further on, the rabbits and monkeys are playing and wrestling while another group of animals participate in a funeral and frog prays to Buddha as the scroll closes.
How to care :
Wash well in cold or lukewarm water to get starch off before use.
size | 40 x30 cm
made in Japan