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ink print gold herring poster 30x40

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golden herring print

golden herring gyotaku showing the actual smoked fish with ink and the resulting printed image. this really shows the process of the artform as well as being a celebration of our island most notable fish. 

printed on FSC archive quality paper and delivered in a heavy duty envelope

details:

size: 30x40cm

material: FSC certified 240gsm mat finish paper

origin: printed in Sweden

use: heavy enough to hang alone or frame.

more about this collection +

herring collection

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