In this collection, we travel to the far east to explore art history in imperial China, and Japan. From embroidery art works to landscape paintings and even ceramic ware, the motifs and scenes take us away to a fantasy land. One can only imagine the original colors of the pieces. We hope you enjoy these new creations, and please come see these in person at our next trade show in New York at the NYNOW show (booth 2677) at the Javits Center February 2-5, 2020.
In vibrant hues of gold and regal blue dragons come alive in this euro sized pillow. Measuring 26"X26", printed on the front and back, we patterned our lively dragon to reflect a movement with this mythical creature. Details of its scales and talons can be seen on a bed of clouds. This dragon design in imperial China can be traced back to the Qing dynasty as golden and blue dragons were emblematic of the emperor and his court. Specifically, dragons with five talons represented the emperor. This pattern will be available in decorative pillow, throws, bed scarf and fabric by the yard.
FMA-023 Golden Dragon on Blue.
In light shades of coral and blue, a phoenix comes to life and floats on a cloud of baby blue. During the coronation of a new emperor, the appearance of immortal birds such as the phoenix signaled auspicious times and foretold the harmony that would prevail within a new reign.
LEFT: ERT-018 Phoenix Triad
RIGHT: ERT-019 Phoenix Bowl
The original art of this pattern was found in a scroll documenting the journey of Emperor Kangxi of the Qing dynasty. During the reign of Qing dynasty emperor Kanggxi, several tours of the territories were made and a journey to Mount Tai was especially important. Emperor Kangzi was the fourth Emperor of the Qing dynasty and the second Qing emperor to rule over China proper. The Kangxi Emperor's reign of 61 years makes him the longest reigning emperor in Chinese history and one of the longest reigning rulers in the world. More about this particular time in history, the importance of Mount Tai in Han Chinese history, the scrolls, and the artist Wang Hui can be found in the link below.
LEFT: ERT-015 Mount Tai Northern
RIGHT: ERT-014 Mount Tai Southern
The pillows above and below were inspired from the works of Japanese artist Yamamoto Baiitsu. Many have characterized Baiitsu's style in the "boneless" manner, with limited ink outline and pale wash. Mingling with Kyoto literati circles and crossing paths with Chinese painter Shen Nanpin (Shen Quan 1682-1758), who worked in Japan from 1731 to 1733, Baiitsu developed his own style characterized by a sensuous yet serene clarity in his subjects. Note the brush strokes and the technique of wash in creating flowers that seem ethereal and float amongst each other. Our interpretation of his work in fabric carries these thoughts in creating a seamless pattern that highlighted a few pigments of color but offering patterns that offered a dreamy continuity across the pillow canvas.
LEFT: ERT-017 Yamamoto Baiitsu Pink
RIGHT: ERT-016 Yamamoto Baiitsu Flame
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