About Hokusai Pillow Case – Musart on Pillows – The Great Wave Off Kanagawa (1829-1832)
This Katsushika Hokusai Pillow Case is part of our original Musart on Pillows collection, and is made out of Jacquard Weave Fabric. Jacquard weaving consists of the interweaving of two kinds of yarn: warp threads (10,500 threads in 100% cotton) and weft threads (cotton, wool, linen). This extremely precise technique makes it possible to interweave around 80 threads / cm². This technique results in obtaining a point of great finesse, it also allows to use a multitude of colors. Under the Wave off Kanagawa is part of a series of prints titled Thirty-six views of Mount Fuji, which Hokusai made between 1830 and 1833. It is a polychrome (multi-colored) woodblock print, made of ink and color on paper that is approximately 10 x 14 inches. All of the images in the series feature a glimpse of the mountain, but as you can see from this example, Mount Fuji does not always dominate the frame. Instead, here, the foreground is filled with a massive cresting wave. The threatening wave is pictured just moments before crashing down on to three fishing boats below. Under the Wave off Kanagawa is full of visual play. The mountain, made tiny by the use of perspective, appears as if it too will be swallowed up by the wave. Hokusai’s optical play can also be lighthearted, and the spray from top of the crashing wave looks like snow falling on the mountain. In this pillow you can admire one of Hokusai’s most acclaimed work: The Great Wave of Kanagawa. Hokusai has arranged the composition to frame Mount Fuji. The curves of the wave and hull of one boat dip down just low enough to allow the base of Mount Fuji to be visible, and the white top of the great wave creates a diagonal line that leads the viewers eye directly to the peak of the mountain top. More details on Hokusai Pillow Case – Musart on Pillows – The Great Wave Off Kanagawa (1829-1832):
- Dimensions: 18″H x 18″L x 1″W
- Weight: 1 lb (est)
- Materials: All our pillows are made out of Jacquard Weave Fabric (95% Cotton, 5% Polyester). Jacquard weaving consists of the interweaving of two kinds of yarn: warp threads (10,500 threads in 100% cotton) and weft threads (cotton, wool, linen).
- Additional Features: Invisible zipper
- Katsushika Hokusai, “Under the Wave off Kanagawa” from the series, “Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji” ca. 1829-1832. Woodblock print, ink, and color on paper. 10 1/8 x 14 15/16 in. (25.7 x 37.9 cm).
- Made in France.