A reproduction of “The Great Wave off Kanagawa” by Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849).
Original classic Japanese block print art rendered into a rich wall tapestry. Indigo waves crash down onto two ships; the white caps are shown in detail in this powerful wall hanging. It was published sometime between 1829 and 1833 in the late Edo period as the first print in Hokusai’s series “Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji”. The image depicts an enormous wave threatening three boats off the coast in the Sagami Bay while Mount Fuji rises in the background. Sometimes assumed to be a tsunami, the wave is more likely to be a large rogue wave.
Traditional Tapestries were established in 1991 by husband and wife team, Colin and Catherine. Their workshops and office complex utilise a large converted barn nestling in the Cornish countryside. They are family business employing a local skilled workforce.
All of the tapestry panels and fabrics are imported direct from Master Flemish Weavers, who use modern electronic Jacquard looms utilizing the latest computer technology to create the finest high quality designs. Many designs are reproduced from ancient medieval tapestries, although several new creations are inspired from contemporary art forms. The unfinished tapestry panels are then sent to the UK where they are made into elegant wall tapestries, cushions and bags.
Measures 134cm x 88cm and has a tab on the back to hang using a pole or a rod (sold separately).
Please be aware, delivery of this item can take up to two weeks.