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"Snow Moon Flowers" Vintage Noren

"Snow Moon Flowers" Vintage Noren

Door Curtain

Regular price $39.00
Regular price Sale price $39.00
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  • Ships from NY
  • One-of-a-kind
  • Sourced from Japan

This listing is for a vintage cotton Japanese noren door curtain.

We enjoyed doing the research on the three kanji symbols! We learned that these three characters are Snow - Moon - Flower and refer generally to the seasons, considered a traditional artistic expression.  It comes from a 17th Century Chinese poet and was popular in the Edo Period. Note that the panels would be read right-to-left, suggesting this noren was made mid-20th century or was meant to recall earlier times.

The base color is a faded brown, and little yellow ties are sewn where the panels meet, each folded in the same way that wishes are folded when making an offering at a temple or shrine.

The tab loops at the top would accommodate up to 3/4" rod or pole.

Length: 16"
Width: 34"
Made In (Estimated): 1950s
Condition: Very Good
Fiber: Cotton
Technique: Dyed
Colors: Brown, Cream
Motifs: Kanji


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