Under the Wave off Kanagawa (also known as “The Great Wave”) rug is inspired by a colour woodblock print first published around 1831 in the late Edo period. It is the most famous Japanese print and one of the most famous graphic images in the world. In this dramatic scene, Hokusai captures the moment just before a huge wave is about the crash down onto struggling boats beneath. These were rowed at great speed to transport fresh fish to market in Edo. The potential destruction and action of the scene in the foreground contrasts with the serene stillness of the snow-clad mountain in the distance. The claw-like froth on the wave appears menacing but the composition has been wittily arranged so that its foam seems almost to fall as snow onto the summit of the distant mountain. This fabulous rug has a silk design with a robust wool ground. Our rugs are hand knotted by masterweavers in India and have a superfine 196 k.p.i (knots per inch) weave. They are Goodweave accredited and will last a lifetime given a regular cleaning programme. U.K. Heritage Rugs are the only rug maker under license with the British Museum. Our designs are inspired by original objects held at the British Museum and are exclusive to us and you. If you would like to explore this unique offer further please get in touch.
Size of rug
The rug shown measures 130cms x 100cms and is the minimum size to achieve the approved intricate level of detail.Designs may be enlarged and the proportions retained from the original.
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