Japanese culture and craftsmanship can bring its own unique approach to design and pattern., through the use of imagery inspired by the natural world and Japanese traditions. Here we have four very different patterns all embracing Japanese heritage; from a traditional fishing net motif to a wave inspired pattern.
Yukutori meaning birds flying away in a group; is a simple design taken from a mid-twentieth century Japanese pen and ink drawing. The soft outlines of birds float across the paper creating a delicately patterned effect that could be as easily interpreted as the crests of waves or mountain tops.
Amime meaning the space between netting; is also taken from a pen and ink drawing. It is a beautifully textured woven design that conjures picturesque scenes of Japanese fishermen repairing their nets.
Shouchikubai meaning apricot, bamboo and pine, all plants associated with celebration; has a very Oriental feel, featuring flowers, bamboo and trees in distinctively Japanese hexagonal frames. It is taken from a metallic print found in Kyoto.
Aranami meaning raging waves; is taken from a painstakingly crafted papercut design which Farrow & Ball upscaled to create a detailed, flowing pattern.
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