Gyotaku Canvas Placemats
Linen hemstitched placemats - White 14x20
Each of the placemats come in each of the following images e.g. lobster, blue crab, red crab, Mahi-Mahi, or bluefish.
NOTE: When ordering specify the image of choice.
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.