Gyotoku Linen Placemats
Cotton linen placemats of your favorite sea creatures using the method of Gyotaku. Lobster, Crab, Mahi Mahi, just to name a few.
Gyotaku use 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.