Mini Message Card – Nadeshiko

A high-quality woodblock printed card with an envelope from Kyoto.

£7.00 per item

This message card was hand-printed by skilled craftspeople using woodblocks. This method of printing was adopted in Japan during the Edo-period (1603-1868 CE) for printing books and creating decorations, produced on both paper and canvas. To create these cards, reliefs of an original design are carved by hand into wooden blocks, with one block for each colour involved.
This card features a nadeshiko pattern. Nadeshiko, known as ‘fringed pink’ (Dianthus superbus) in English, is a common, well-liked flowering plant native to Japan. Its name is also part of the term Yamato nadeshiko meant to describe the epitome of feminine beauty or a person who could be considered the ideal Japanese woman in Confucian principles.

Size: approx. L9.5 cm x W6 cm

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