Semmenihana (Fan Flower) Japanese Style Wall Hanging

13 06 2010

“Fuji” (Wisteria – symbol of Spring in japan)

Started: May 19, 2007

Finished:May 28, 2007

No. of hours: 37 hours

Materials: Cotton floss on Rayon Satin

Semmenihana Fuji (Wisteria)

Semmenihana Fuji (Wisteria)

“Kaki” (Persimmon – symbol of Autumn or Fall in japan)

Started:  April 11, 2009

Finished: April 18, 2009

No. of hours: 25 hours

Materials: Cotton floss on Rayon Satin

Semmenihana Fuji (Persimmon)
Semmenihana Fuji (Persimmon)

I am making this set of 4 fans, depicting various flora in various seasons of the year. The embroidery book suggests a japanese way of presenting the fans, one piece at a time. The fans are mounted to the shape of a fan. I added gold ribbons on the edge to imitate gold leaf (I still don’t know how to put gold leaf on fabric, a japanese technique suggested in the book). Then I mounted a larger background for the fans. I sewed clasps and hooks on the back of the fans and on top of the dark background. Honestly, I do not know how the japanese framers make their wall hanging. But from what I did, I could not tell the difference. lol!

Semmenihana Fuji and Kaki (Persimmon) off the background

Semmenihana Fuji and Kaki (Persimmon) off the background


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