With their vivid coloring and dynamic composition, the Japanese decorative designs featured here reflect deep appreciation of beauty in art and nature. Although little is known of their creators or the actual dates of their creation, such designs are timeless examples of Japanese artistry and have influenced tastes in everything from textiles to paper goods, furniture to fine art. The twelve textile designs selected for this calendar 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.
All of Pomegranate’s calendars are printed with soy-based inks on FSC® certified paper, which means the paper has been certified by the Forest Stewardship Council® and manufactured by an FSC certified printer. FSC certification promotes responsible forest management by ensuring that forestry practices are environmentally responsible, socially equitable, and economically viable.