Kumiko Wall Art
After experimenting with some Kumiko details in my last project I decided to scale up the process and do a full Shoji Screen sized panel. The abstract style panel that I created started with a CAD drawing that consited of five different Kumiko patterns ( Asa-no-ha, Sakura, Goma, Bentonkikko, and Tsuno-asa-no-ha). I then drew the base grid (jigumi) using both the diamond and equilateral triangle shapes and arranged the various patterns throughout the drawing until the desired abstract layout was reached.
I used basswood @ 1/8″ thick x 3/8″ wide for the grid and most of the Kumiko patterns. Cherry and mahogany were used on the small tortoise shell blocks in the Sakura and Bentonkikko patterns. The 2041 pieces of wood used in the panel varied in size from 1/2″ to 69″ in length and required approximately 8149 angular cuts. The overall panel is 32″ x 75″ with frame.
Kumiko wall art
Assembly of Kumiko