The representation of skulls in art dates back to antiquity. It most commonly serves as a visual reminder of the transience of human existence, with the inevitability of death an intimation to not be consumed by hubris in one's life.
Skulls and skeletons in Japanese art aren't simply a visual representation of the macabre and the grotesque...they also put in mind the viewer to celebrate precious life given its impermanence - a memento mori, if you will.
Dimensions: 98.7mm H x 73.1mm W
Total thread: 110.7m
Stitch count: 21245
Backing card size: A5