Hand Painted in Hawaii
Exquisite hand painted wearable art created by Takuyo on the lush, beautiful Island of Kauai.
Silk Takuyo brings together my love of handpainted art and the beauty of silk to create unique wearable art and accessories. Silk Takuyo’s extraordinary pieces are made for customers who desire exquisite one-of-a-kind specialty items, who are looking for something authentic and not mass-produced, and who want to support working artists in the U.S.
Silk Takuyo has brought joy to many people worldwide for over ten years when we first started offering handpainted silk scarves online. Now we’re thrilled to have expanded our line to include custom-made on-demand printed items such as our gorgeous printed kimonos, leggings, and makeup bags. Our goal is to spread the joy of wearable art around the world.
Gyotaku is a traditional Japanese art form that is highly unique. It is the art of creating a print of a fish using an actual fresh-caught fish. The word gyotaku itself is a combination of two separate words—gyo, which means ‘fish’, and taku, which means rubbing. As its name indicates, gyotaku is an art form that produces imprints of the fish through the method of rubbing.