The Suketchi Collection

A Japanese inspired collection reflecting symbols of the natural world – clouds, rivers, the sea, mountains –  that are often depicted in Japanese art. Painted with ink but in the manner of Ukiyo-e, a style of woodblock printing and painting that flourished in Japan from the 17th through to the 19th centuries. The term Ukiyo-e translates as ‘pictures of the floating world’ in which the sensual attributes of life  were celebrated under the peaceful rule of the Shoguns.

  • WINDSWEPT

    WINDSWEPT

    <p>WINDSWEPT is an over-scale pattern of freshness and energy. It conveys a rush of vitality, as if a gust of wind is swirling and clearing the air.</p>
  • CLOUDBURST

    CLOUDBURST

    <p>CLOUDBURST is a sudden and heavy rainfall. Fat drops of rain tracing a line down a window, its pattern satisfying, yet random.</p>
  • STARLIT

    STARLIT

    <p>STARLIT is an evocative night sky. It draws our gaze away from the difficulties of life to the serenity of a starry night. A crane soars loftily across this pattern symbolising happiness and eternal youth.</p>
  • HALCYON

    HALCYON

    <p>HALCYON brings to mind the calm and gentleness of a sunny day, staring up at big fluffy clouds.  Clouds are a symbol of elegance in Japanese culture and are often depicted with beautiful swirly curls.</p>
  • SUNLIT

    SUNLIT

    <p>SUNLIT is inspired by the dreamy sensation of sunlight viewed through blossoms. Sunlit is optimistic, buoyant and light and references Spring and the temporal beauty of nature.</p>
  • TEMPEST

    TEMPEST

    <p>Inspired by the iconic woodblock print by Utagawa Hiroshige, Tempest, is a swaggering dynamic pattern that conveys the energy of a roiling sea.</p>

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