Gyotaku Printed Pillows

Gyotaku Printed Pillows

Sea & Scales

Regular price $58.00 Sale

Gyotaku Printed Pillows 18x18 

Available Upon Request  - e.g. Lobster, black/red crab, red crab, octopus, and flounder pillows 

Gyotaku the Japanese art of making fish prints on delicate rice paper or fabric  This artform reproduces the exact features and characteristics of actual, individual fish.  In Japanese, "gyo" translates to "fish" and "taku" translates to "stone rubbing" which refer to the technique of fish rubbing.  Gyotaku began in Japan in the early 1800's as a means to measure and record commercial fisherman's catch.  Today, Gyotaku is an alternative to taxidermy and mounting fish, and has become a recognized form of art.

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