Traditional Abstract Motifs

Active selection in cart:
Many of these Japanese motifs originated from China. During ceremonial occasions, in Japan, people wore interlaced circles, medallions, and other abstract designs. This stencil has ink stamps of other designs that would be carved into a different stencil to allow for the use of multiple colors. The lower half of the stencil contains Japanese characters. Made in: Japan. Date: 1820s. Record ID: chndm_1948-128-57.

Free public domain image

To download this free image, please register (this takes just 30 seconds) or log in.

Video guide

This is one of 816,227 free hi-res public domain images, selected from major public collections to complement the Look and Learn archive, and to save you time and money. Typically, it may be used for any purpose, but users should check the precise terms and satisfy themselves that the intended use will not infringe the rights of any third party.

Buy products

You can buy personalised gifts, including t-shirts, tote bags and mousemats, featuring this image from our print partner, Zazzle:

Choose products

Can we help?

Look and Learn is one of the world’s leading sources of historical and cultural images for personal and commercial use. Feel free to contact us with any questions or requests.

Links