Wednesday, September 19, 2012

the autumn sky

Unknown to birds and butterflies
A flower blooms
The autumn sky

— Matsuo Bashō (1644–1694)

The swirl pattern on an S4 division. Thread wrap in golden-orange-yellow with embroidery in medium rust orange. The haiku by Bashō is in the bell box along with brass rings that make a quiet traditional rattle. Circumference: 10 inches / 25.5 cm; diameter: 3.18 inches / 8.11 cm. Completed 19 September 2012 (no. 162).

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