A troubling of three goldfish.
Goldfish, or kingyo in Japanese, were first brought to Japan by Chinese traders in the 1500s. Kingyo were sold to the samurai and nobility as prized pets, and continue to be a symbol of wealth, fortune, and good luck.
In the Muromachi period in the 1500s, as a love for art and culture prospered, the goldfish found its way into Japanese art - particularly in a genre known as ukiyo-e, translated as "pictures of the floating world," a style of Japanese woodblock print and painting from the Edo period.
I've been fascinated by goldfish since I was a child, when we had them at home. Goldfish are fragile, requiring much care and attention to thrive. I like to think of them as swimming flowers, with delicate tails and fins blossoming in the water.
This product is a trio of three unique goldfish.
Dimensions: approximately 65mm H x 65mm W (top goldfish), 70mm H x 50mm W (middle goldfish), 65mm H x 60mm W (bottom goldfish)
Please note that top, middle, and bottom are based on the orientation of the patches as they are presented on the backing card (see last picture)
Total thread: 149.4m
Stitch count: 30214
Backing card size: 210mm H x 106mm W