Thursday, February 18, 2016

Day 48 - Stag Beetles Rule


The inspiration for this comes from antique rulers considered Imperial Japanese treasures. The rectangular drawing of the stag beetle above represents one unit of measurement (such as an inch or centimeter), and the entire ruler is then a succession of ornately drawn plants and creatures along its length. Ten units in all. Fancy!

The real rulers feature birds, plants, and hoofstock, but are similarly colored.



[February 17, 2016]


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