New! A Meiji-era silk sensation 🐠
It’s time for a holiday treat. We can’t share our T-day leftovers over the internet, but we’re serving up another something special: FREE shipping on all orders in the continental US when you spend $50 or more—through this Monday, 11/28 at 11:59pm PT only! Use code YIPPEE.
Folks who’ve been with us for a while know we rarely ever offer free shipping—we’re a super small team and take extra care packing and shipping every artwork, so the cost of shipping isn’t something we can usually cover. Consider this your once-in-a-blue-moon chance to score the satisfaction of free shipping for all the art in your cart—prints, framed prints, or objects. Just spend $50+ and enter code YIPPEE at checkout.
This is a great opportunity to get that holiday gift list in order. Our order deadlines for guaranteed delivery for some holiday cheer are coming up—11/28 for the first night of Hanukkah and 12/5 for Christmas Eve. Orders placed after that date could still get to you in time (and we have select pieces that’ll ship with speedier service for on-sched arrival), but there won’t be any other opportunity to snag free shipping. Use YIPPEE by midnight PT on Monday, 11/28!
The FINE PRINT (not to be confused with our fine prints)
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+ Enter YIPPEE code at checkout to receive free shipping on any order over $50.
+ This promotion ends at 11:59 p.m. PT on 11/28/22. No extensions, no exceptions, no kidding.
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Carp in Waves, a 20x200 Vintage Edition
10"x8" ($40) | 14"x11" ($85) | 20"x16" ($275) | 24"x20" ($675) | 40"x30" ($1,950)
Give yourself a pat on the back, collectors. We made it through January! To celebrate, we’ve got a brand new Vintage Edition from Meiji era Japan that is packed with historical symbolism and sensational silkwork. Behold! Carp in Waves.
This limited edition print is a reproduction of an embroidered silk textile originally created in the late 19th century as a fukusa—a decorative Japanese gift covering. Traditionally, the design of the fukusa in relation to the occasion was considered an integral part of the gift itself. In Carp in Waves, bright metallic threads contrast sharply against the deep blue silk. Two delicately rendered fish twist and bend around swirling, silvery swells, accented by gleaming golden foamy bubbles.
This motif can be traced back to China with the expression li yu tiao long men—or, carp jumping over the Dragon’s Gate. In Chinese mythology, the Dragon’s Gate is located at the top of a waterfall. While many carp swim upstream against strong currents, few make the final leap over the waterfall. If successful, they are transformed into a dragon. A symbol of bravery, progress, and prosperity, Carp in Waves would have appropriately adorned a gift celebrating achievement.
So, collectors, consider this our gift to you. We’re one month into 2023 and making leaps! Let Carp in Waves be the reminder you need to toast all your wins, big and small.