This practical archive contains 45 royalty-free floral designs based on Japanese art and costume for use in many different arts and crafts projects. Included are a wide variety of patterns and motifs: allover patterns, individual nature scenes, grand floral sprays or tree branches, and more–some featuring birds and butterflies, some delicate and full of fine detail, others bolder in concept.
Madeleine Orban-Szontagh has adapted these designs from watercolors, screens, lacquer boxes, wall hangings, the fabulous costumes of the Noh drama, and many examples of kimonos–all dating from the sixteenth to nineteenth centuries. Artists and crafters searching for clearly detailed patterns and motifs suggesting the subtle elegance of Japanese design will find this collection indispensable.
Dover (1990) original publication.