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Quilled "The Great Wave off Kanagawa" Note Card

Quilled "The Great Wave off Kanagawa" Note Card

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The Great Wave off Kanagawa is one of the most iconic works of art of its time. The woodblock print was created by the Japanese artist, Hokusai, during the Edo period around 1831. Mount Fuji can be seen in the background depicted very small in comparison to emphasize the magnitude of the spiraling and foaming tidal wave. This work of art is thought to have inspired many other artists' works throughout history and remains one of the most common art recreations to this day.

Quilling Cards' Artist Series artfully transforms paint strokes into paper strips using the ancient art of quilling. Each card takes several hours to make and reimagines a famous work of art into a magnificent greeting card that can either be sent and shared with loved ones or kept and framed as the work of art it is.

  • Additional postage required when mailing
  • Blank inside
  • Color coordinated envelope included
  • Suitable for framing

Product Details

  • Product type: Blank Note Card
  • Shipping Dimensions: 5.5 × 7.0 × 0.125 inches  (14.0 × 17.8 × 0.3 cm)
  • Shipping Weight: 0.19 lb (3.0 oz; 85 g)
  • SKU010008763 | 843425108834

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About the Artist, Katsushika Hokusai

Katsushika Hokusai, known simply as Hokusai (1760—1849) was a Japanese master artist and printmaker of the ukiyo-e (“pictures of the floating world”) school. His early works represent the full spectrum of ukiyo-e art, including single-sheet prints of landscapes and actors, hand paintings, and surimono (“printed things”), such as greetings and announcements. His famous print series “Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji,” published between 1826 and 1833, marked the summit in the history of the Japanese landscape print.

About Quilling Card

Quilling is the art of rolled, shaped, and glued paper that results in creating a unified, decorative design. The name quilling is thought to come from the origin of the art; birds’ feathers, or quills, were used to coil the strips of paper around.

The art of quilling has been around for centuries, with a remarkably varied historical background spanning across continents. The birth of quilling is a bit unclear, with opinions regarding this differing depending on the source. Popular opinion suggests that it was first seen in ancient Egypt, where certain filigree-type art inspired more modern quilling years later.

Quilling has persevered through time, most notably making its mark throughout the Western world. During the Renaissance, nuns and monks would roll gold-gilded paper trimmed from books to adorn religious objects, mimicking costly gold filigree. In later years, quilling continued to be practiced throughout Europe as it caught on as a leisurely activity for affluent women. They would adorn objects such as picture frames, baskets, and jewelry boxes.

Since 2015, Quilling Card has been certified with the Fair Trade Federation. The organization focuses on maintaining a code of values for just treatment of employees. With the rapid expansion of the business, Quilling Card employs over 500 quillers in two locations, providing a stable and safe work environment, with healthcare and food benefits for its employees.

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