Japanese Decorative Designs Colouring Book for All Ages
The decorative designs featured here are timeless examples of Japanese artistry. Although little is known of their creators or the actual dates of their creation, such designs reflect Japanese artists’ historically deep appreciation of beauty in art and nature and have influenced tastes in everything from textiles to paper goods, furniture to fine art. Europe and North America have long been enamored of Japanese design and aesthetics, particularly since Japan opened its political and economic borders in 1868, providing the impetus for an unprecedented exchange of arts and culture with the West.
The twenty-two textile designs selected for this colouring book reside in the collections of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, which include more than 13,000 textiles and costumes from traditions around the world.
We’ve left the last page of this book blank in case you might be inspired to draw and colour your own decorative design.
The colouring pencils we stock are an ideal medium for this colouring book. Intensely coloured and soft, they’re great for blending and shading. And being a dry and relatively hard medium, won’t cockle the paper or smudge either. View our range of colouring pencils.