Mar 18, 2011

Tsunami in 19th century textiles

The motifs in this 19th century French fabric, circa 1870, were inspired by aspects of Japanese art and history. Quaint and romanticized depictions are set on a medium beige background. Interestingly, the motifs include fans, stylized lanterns, exotic flowers, cranes and  ... a towering tsunami. The tsunami is shown in blues, white and brown. (The pictures are smallish because they were taken with an early digital camera.)

1 comment:

  1. hi, would really like to use this image in an essay! do you know the dimensions, and materials its made from, as well as where/what it is?
    great blog!


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