New Hemp Maneki Neko Motif Japanese NOREN Door Curtain

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  • Item Category: Ethnic, Folk & Native American Art
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Dec 18, 2008
  • Channel: Auction House
Powered by Auction Hawk New Hemp Maneki Neko Motif Japanese NOREN Door Curtain Please note that I will be away from December 18th to January 1st. If you would like your order shipped before I come back to Kyoto in January, payment must be received by 5pm December 17th US Pacific Standard Time. If you purchase something while I am away or payment is received after I leave Kyoto, please be aware that it will not be shipped until January 3rd.
If you would like to purchase an item as a holiday gift and need it by the 25th, please allow ample time for shipping. I send things from Kyoto, Japan and the standard method in my listings is regular airmail. It does not come with a tracking number but has a very good reliability record and usually takes about ten days internationally. However, packages can be delayed. Delays can be more common during the holiday season. So please order well in advance of your holiday deadline, and if the timing concerns you at all, please consider upgrading to EMS express, which should get the package to you within a week and requires a signature on delivery and includes a tracking number.
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Thank you for all your support this year, I hope you and your family have a very happy and healthy holiday season!
This is a brand new, 100% hemp noren curtain, asa as it's known in Japanese. It features a pair of makeki neko, bekoning cats. The two halves of the design match up perfectly, in the picture it appears they don't because of the movement of the curtain. Maneki neko are said to invite prosperity and good fortune, which is why they're such a common sight in shops , welcoming in the customers. The delightful design also includes other auspicious symbols-a plum blossom, carp and a gourd in soft, soothing shades. The slip of paper tied to the branch is a talisman that has a message written in kanji characters to ward off misfortune and keep the house safe. A lovely noren to keep you smiling and cool this summer and beyond.

It's 59" long and 35 1/8" wide and has a wonderful weight to it that allows light to filter through while still lending a sense of privacy. You can see my garden through the fabric, and the glint of sunlight, too.

Noren are often used in front of traditional shops in Kyoto to signal that they're open for business and customers are welcome. The sight of one of these blowing gently in the breeze is somehow cooling even in the stickiest summer heat. Kyoto is in a basin, and the summers are notoriously humid, even by Japanese standards! This noren would be a great accent for your door window year round.

Your noren will be sent via small packet airmail for $9, which should get it to you within 10 days of payment. This shipping deal is good anyw in the world. A simple wooden dowel like the one in the pictures is sometimes very handy when using these, and you can get one at your local hardware or lumber store. Just slip it through the sleeve at the top of the noren, and presto.

Please check out my other listing for other noren in a variety of styles, including sashiko stitching.

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Just $8 anyw in the world, international buyers welcome. Your noren should get to you within 10 days of payment. PayPal and mooney orders appreciated.
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