75 x 45 x 1.5″ thick.
This minimalist straight line carving, known as pasussu pattern, symbolizes a form of community. The breast shape on the panels symbolize hope that the rice paddies will feed all the members of the family, like a mother feeding their child and also hope that their crops will be fertilized like the nutrition from the breast milk. Originally used as an exterior panel. A beautiful piece of art or a head board.
This panel was sourced in the spirit of wabi-sabi, a Japanese philosophy that beauty can be found in imperfection and impermanence. It is a beauty of things modest and humble. A beauty of things unconventional. It is the opposite of vulgarity. The costs of achieving this kind of minimalism are seemingly inconsistent with its mission of aesthetic humility. This kind of luxury is for a select few: The Emperor of Japan had a wabi garden. Wabi is for people who already have a lot.