Kit includes: Fabric printed with the image, regular and metallic bunka yarn, black and white line drawing showing colour placement, large colour picture, basic instructions. The fabric is cream colour
This beautiful new kit has been adapted for bunka embroidery from a Japanese Woodblock print. The artist K. Eisen was a prolific painter of "beauties" in the early part of the 19th century. At the time, censorship policies forbade the identification of the lady portrayed. In a rather clever way of getting around this, Eisen would use an identifying feature such as an element of a family crest (mon) to be used somewhere in the artwork. It is possible that a clue to this lady's name is somewhere in the picture.
I would like to thank the Rjik Museum / Amsterdam for access to the original 1825 print and their kind permission to use it as an inspiration for this Bunka kit.