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"Silken Phoenix" Japanese Noren
"Silken Phoenix" Japanese Noren

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Delicate Ikat
Our Price: $29.00
Material: Silk
Length (inches): 16.5"
Width (inches): 27"
Condition: Excellent

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Product Code: 0820NOREN6

In Japan, noren ("door curtains") provide a bit of privacy between rooms or between the home and the street. They can also serve as window treatments or interior design elements in a western home.

This little two-panel noren is a very light-weight silk - not transparent but allows light to come through. The design is quite old - a phoenix (also called an Oo or Ho-O bird in Japan) in the red sections and an arabesque floral in the green sections.

The design was done with the ikat process, where the silk threads are dyed before being woven so that the design is revealed on the loom. Amazing. See video below for more on the ikat technique.

The top features a 2" sleeve that would fit a tension or curtain rod (1" diameter is best) that would hold the noren at the top of the doorway/window.

See the video below for a peek into how noren are used in Japan.
Ikat Technique
Japanese Door Curtains - Noren

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