Japanese shoji folding screen
This was a folding screen I made for the 2010 Studio Furniture Competition in Australia. It contains four different kinds of kumiko pattern: asa-no-ha (hemp leaf), sakura (cherry blossom), goma-gara (sesame), and square asa-no-ha. The overall pattern combination is designed to represent the symmetrical beauty of Mt Fuji. The screen consists of more than 2,000 individual kumiko pieces, the smallest less than 5 mm long and the thinnest 1.1 mm. The screen was awarded the Gallery Acquisition Prize.
The timber used is Kauri and Huon pine. The main frame has a light satin finish. The kumiko work has no finish applied.
Goma-gara (sesame) pattern.
Asa-no-ha (hemp leaf) pattern.
Japanese shoji folding screen.
Central panel consisting of sakura, goma-gara, and asa-no-ha kumiko patterns.