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Large Book Cover, for Hardback or Softback Books, Flying Crane, Vintage Obi Silk

Large Book Cover, for Hardback or Softback Books, Flying Crane, Vintage Obi Silk
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The Book cover is made from a vintage bolt of unused woven silk brocade, which would have originally been meant for making Obi sashes (the belt which keeps a kimono closed).
SIZE: Suitable for a medium to large hardback books measuring (when closed) approximately:
Up to 6.5 inch wide (16.5 cm) wide
Up to 9.75 inch high (25 cm) high
Up to 2 inch thick (5 cm) thick

This lovely silk brocade fabric is approximately 40 to 50 years old but has never been used for its original purpose of making the wide stiff Maru-Obi belts or sashes which tie around the Kimono making a large bow at the back. The fabric is in fantastic condition with metallic gold-tone threads highlighting the Crane, Pine Trees and Kiku (Chrysanthemum flowers).
The book cover is lined with a vintage Japanese Yukata cotton design in cream and blue.

Spot clean only.
When dry a light press only with a warm iron.
Please do NOT machine wash or machine dry.

The books and files in the pictures are for demonstration purposes only.
You are only buying a Book Cover.
Pattern placement may vary slightly.


Features a Flying Crane together with Kiku ( Chrysanthemum) flowers and Pine Trees. In Japan the crane is a mystical creature which is reputed to live for a thousand years. It is known as The Bird of Happiness.

Shipping & delivery

This item will be posted to you by Whimsy Woo Designs within 3 days of receiving payment.

Shipping destination Cost Additional items
United Kingdom £2.50 £0.00

Italy, Greece, Cyprus, Germany, France, Spain, Finland, Belgium, Portugal, Poland, Ireland, Sweden, Denmark, Netherlands, Austria, Latvia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Isle of Man

£9.00 £0.00
USA and Canada £11.00 £0.00
Rest of the World £11.00 £0.00

Returns Policy

You have 14 days, from receipt, to notify the seller if you wish to cancel your order or exchange an item.

Unless faulty, the following types of items are non-refundable: items that are personalised, bespoke or made-to-order to your specific requirements; items which deteriorate quickly (e.g. food), personal items sold with a hygiene seal (cosmetics, underwear) in instances where the seal is broken.

Additional terms

You can cancel the order and get a refund from the maker within seven days after receipt of the item, provided the item has not been used. Faulty items can be returned within six months of payment being made.---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- EUROPEAN COUNTRIES NOT SHOWN ABOVE: ----------------------------------------------- If your country is not one of the European countries shown above, then the website will charge you a Rest of the World charge for shipping. The charge will actually be the same as the European countries shown above and I will make a Paypal refund to you for the excess charge. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I apologise for this but it is outside my control as the Folksy website does not allow me to charge separately for European countries not shown above.

Read the Folksy Returns Policy.