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Ukiyo-e Landing

Ukiyo-e

A fusion of storytelling and craft - Japan and India

Ukiyo - e is a Japanese woodblock printing style developed during the 17th century.

 

Ukiyo - e meaning ; ‘pictures of the floating world’.

 

This table linen collection is inspired from popular Japanese elements such as : The great wave of Kanagawa, handfan , cherry blossoms and Koi fish.

 

I hand drew these motifs and got wooden blocks made by Indian artisans. Ghanshyam bhai from Pethapur, Gujarat, brought these designs to life by hand carving them onto teak wood.

 

I pretreated the fabrics, hand dyed the table mats using Indigo vat and printed using pigments. 

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Made in Collaboration with

Craftsperson - Ghanshyam Bhai, Hand Blockmaker

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