Porcelain ginger jars were originally used to store food supplies like salt, herbs, oil and ginger (rare spices at that time). The jars acquired the name “ginger jars” because they often contained ginger when they were exported to the West.
Jardó Gallery is please to present our Ginger Jar range from our Japanese Collection.
These prints were originally a variant and combination of the Woodcut printmaking method and watercolour painting and were produced by our in house artist in Melbourne Australia; this now is available as a reproduction giclée art print (using archival pigment inks).
Woodcut is a relief printing technique in printmaking. The artist carves an image into the surface of a block of wood—typically with gouges—leaving the printing parts level with the surface while removing the non-printing parts.