Chinoiserie Prints

Chinoiserie is a curious and persnickety sounding word based upon European interpretation (and imitation) of Chinese and East Asian artistic traditions, especially in the decorative arts, garden design, architecture, literature, theatre, and music.  Chinoiserie evokes various reactions and moods in people.  It has been in style for centuries, and is not likely to fade away anytime soon. Chinese ginger jars, foo dogs and matching adornments can be acquired in many places, ranging from Hobby Lobby to exclusive auction houses such as Christi’s.