swim your own way bornholm tee shirt
featuring our friendly herring swimming its own way on a teal or salmon coloured shirt with jollyfishface logo on back of neck
like all of our prints, this gyotaku image was printed from a real fish, in this case a smoked herring for bornholm. we added playful eyes and a fun message to bring this traditional art form alive for the tiddlers in our shoal
size: available in sizes 3-11 years
material: stanley and stella fair ware organic cotton
origin: screen printed a in England.
care: cool wash. avoid hot iron on decoration.
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printed from a real whole smoked herring using a traditional Japanese art form called gyotaku, or fish rubbing. the fish is brushed with ink then a cloth placed over it and pressed to form a direct print. this print is photographed and forms the basis of our herring designs.
hot smoked herring are a traditional food from our island, Bornholm. the distinctive chimneys of the smokehouses punctuate the landscape. the herring, hung on a rod through the eye are hot smoked over alder wood and turn 'from silver to gold' in the smoking process. all of the lovely wrinkles in the skin come from the smoking process and make for a iconic image.
see our other kitchen, home, clothing and accessories featuring bornholm herring