red dragon knot print
I have a love of Japanese knots, including mizuhiki knots - an ancient form of knot tying commonly used to decorate envelopes. They were originally used as a form of seal, to indicate that something was 'unopened' but over time many knots have come to signify the ties between people and to have new fresh uses. Odd numbers of strands are often used for celebratory occasions, as is the red and white colourway.
In the form of a tie, they are not meant to be lasting, so I have begun to make my own longer lasting versions of them for our home from ceramic, wood and on paper, and now share some of these in the store from time to time.
As 2024 is the Year of the Dragon, some of these knots have morphed into dragons in my imagination - like this dragon knot printed version.
Individually hand printed from a carved rubber printing block in a red Japanese pigment ink. Each print will have natural small variations, due to the methods used - the one you receive may not be exactly the same as the one shown in the photographs. Comes unframed. If you are framing and using the supplied grey backing board, you can insert a sheet of white A4 paper between the print and board to improve the brightness of the paper.
Printed on off-white mingeishi 48g washi paper.
Paper size: A4 (210 × 297 mm or 8.27 × 11.69 inches).
Dated in pencil and stamped in red ink.