Tama Noren Bead Short Doorway Curtain

Traditional Japanese space divider

Noren, the fabric curtains traditional Japanese businesses use to show that they are open, have been part of Japanese interior (or in this case, exterior) design for centuries: go an a walk early in the morning anywhere in Japan and you will see shop owners hanging the horizontal over the entrance of their stores. Noren aren't just for professional use, though: you can use them at home as a space divider. Nor are they always made of fabric: sometimes, like in the case of the Tama Noren Bead Short Doorway Curtain, they can be made of beads too.

There is a reason the Tama Noren Bead Short Doorway Curtain is made of beads: it comes from the city of Ono in Hyogo, which has been Japan's abacus capital for centuries. There are older Japanese people who can do calculations on an abacus with blinding speed, so the market for them is still alive, and the artisans in Ono make beautiful beads for them – and for this noren! So get it in beige or brown and at 85 x 40 cm (2.8 x 1.3 ft), and give your space a unique Japanese touch!

Specs and Features:

  • Colors: beige, brown
  • Dimensions: 85 x 40 cm (2.8 x 1.3 ft)
  • Handmade in Ono City, Hyogo Prefecture
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US$ 86
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