Baku are Japanese supernatural beings that are said to devour nightmares. According to legend, they were created by the spare pieces that were left over when the gods finished creating all other animals. An early 17th-century Japanese manuscript, the Sankai Ibutsu describes the baku as a combination of a Chinese mythical chimera with an elephant’s trunk, rhinoceros’ eyes, an ox’s tail, and tiger’s paws
Daniel Mackie is the artist behind The DM Collection. This series of watercolours is heavily influenced by the Japanese print makers of the Ukiyo-e period, which flourished between 1670 and 1870. Ukiyo-e was central to forming the West’s perception of Japanese art in the late 19th century, particularly the landscapes of Hokusai and Hiroshige. Like these great masters Daniel seeks to create a harmonious accord between a highly stylised form and the flowing lines of nature, creating decorative designs that lift the spirit and warm the heart170mm x 120mm
Cards are blank inside so can be used for any purpose, such as Thank-you cards, Birthdays or Christmas.
Cards are packed with envelopes and are protected in a cello bag.
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