Finch on a Weeping Cherry. This rug is inspired by a beautiful colour woodblock print, Uso shidare-zakura, features a bull finch and weeping cherry tree first published in the mid-1830s. It is part of an untitled series known as Small Flowers. Bullfinches (uso) are also known as lucky birds and are given as carved wooden dolls that turn last year’s lies into this year’s truths. The Weeping Cherry symbolises the national character of Japan and is only native to that country. A comparison is drawn between the short flowering season of the cherry and the life of a Samurai. This fabulous rug has a silk design with a robust wool ground. Our rugs are handknotted by masterweavers in India and have a superfine 196 k.p.i (knots per inch) weave. They are Goodweave accredited and will last a lifetime given a regular cleaning programme. U.K. Heritage Rugs are the only rug maker under license with the British Museum. Our designs are inspired by original objects held at the British Museum and are exclusive to us and you. If you would like to explore this unique offer further please get in touch.
Size of rug
The rug shown measures 98cms x 133cms and is the minimum size to achieve the approved intricate level of detail. Designs may be enlarged and the proportions retained from the original.
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