Kinran

In Japan, we call the materials that have gold thread patterns on Aya-ori or Byoushi-ori base fabrics ‘Kinran’. We also have ‘Ginran’, which has silver thread woven into it, fabric decorated with gold leaf ‘Inkin’, and ‘Kinsha’ with silk interwoven with gilt thread.
We can find a phrase in the Exodus of the Old Testament, ‘Spread gold to make thread, and weave that together with purple or hemp threads.’ Therefore, we can guess that the use of ‘Kinsha’ dates back to over 2000 years ago in Western Asia where gilt threads were twisted into fabrics. Later years, ‘Hakushi’ was developed in China, which is made by sticking gold on paper and placing it on fabrics.
For picture mounts, ‘Kinran’ is a high-end fabric and the appropriate material is chosen according to the content and the purpose of the picture.

 

If you are interested in these Japanese fabrics, please contact us.

 

 

錆朱蜀江文金襴

Sabishu Shokkou-mon Kinran

錆朱蜀江文金襴

Ground color: Burnt sienna

Pattern: Shokkou-mon

Leaf: Gold

 

薄茶地花兎文金襴

Usucha-ji Hana-Usagi-mon Kinran

薄茶地花兎文金襴

Ground color: Light brown 

Pattern: Flower and Rabbit

Leaf: Gold

 

薄茶地線上がり牡丹文銀襴

Usucha-ji Sen-agari Botan-mon Ginran

薄茶地線上がり牡丹文銀襴

Ground color: Light brown

Pattern: Peony

Leaf: Silver

 

薄納戸紬地一重蔓牡丹文銀襴

Usunando Tsumugi-ji Hitoe-Tsuru-Botan-mon Ginran

薄納戸紬地一重蔓牡丹文銀襴

Ground color: Light greyish blue

Pattern: Vine and Peony

Leaf: Silver

 

薄茶色小菱地牡丹唐草文_漆箔

Usuchairo Kobishi-ji Botan-Karakusa-mon Urushi-haku

薄茶色小菱地牡丹唐草文 漆箔

Ground color: Light brown

Pattern: Diamond, Peonny and Arabesque

Leaf: Urushi (Japanese lacquer)

 

錆朱安楽牡丹文漆箔

Sabishu Anraku-Botan-mon Urushi-haku

錆朱安楽牡丹文 漆箔

Groun color: Burnt sienna

Pattern: Peony

Leaf: Urushi (Japanese lacquer)

 

納戸色印金風牡丹金襴

Nandoiro Inkin-fu Botan Kinran

納戸色印金風牡丹金襴

Ground color: Greyish blue

Pattern: Peony

Leaf: Gold

 

薄茶葡萄折枝飛柄文_漆箔

Usucha Budo-Orieda-Tobigara-mon Urushi-haku

薄茶葡萄折枝飛柄文 漆箔

Ground color: Light brown

Pattern: Grape

Leaf: Urushi (Japanese lacquer)