The start of another new quilt involves these beautiful prints from Blank Quilting‘s Asian Mist collection.
Incidentally, cranes (including the red-crowned cranes) are quite the celebrity birds in Japan, making their appearances in many aspects of Japanese culture. Their mating habit of only having one partner for life is the reason for the cranes being symbolic of unity in marriage. Artistic renditions of cranes are often seen on a bride’s obi or kimono patterns. The legend that cranes live for a thousand years also makes the cranes to symbolize health and longevity in the Oriental culture. How interesting!
Curious mind wants to know…. are you a fan of Oriental-themed fabrics or home decorations? What kind of Oriental fabrics do you find attractive?