Fish Aye Trading

Fish-Rubbing Placemats - Set of 4

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39 Reviews (4.7 out of 5 Grommets)

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SUPER PRETTY

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I ordered some fish mats, they are so sturdy and the colors are gorgeous aqua & sea foam green.

I would buy more for gifts in future.

Anyone would like them, especially if you live near the ocean or you just like water and beachy themes.

Very classy. Not flimsy or cheaply made.

Get some!

5

Fish placemate

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Look good on our kitchen table and easy to clean.

5

Very attractive

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I use these frequently. My grandson is a fishing enthusiast and loves them. Looks especially nice on a dark table cloth

5

GREAT GIFT FOR THE FISHERMAN WHO HAS EVERYTHING

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THESE MATS ARE A WONDERFUL GIFT IDEA FOR THE LONG ISLAND FISHERMAN WHO HAS EVERYTHING!

5

Fish rubbing place mats

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These placemats are absolutly stunning. The colors are so crisp and brilliant. They were purchased for a new remodling and expansion of the kitchen and fit the nautical motif of the room...

5

Wedding gift

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I recently gave these Fish Aye Trading mats as a wedding gift.
I haven't heard anything from the couple yet so I don' know their response. I will try to update my review whe I hear from them.

5

Artwork on the Table

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These are beautiful enough to frame but I would order the prints for that. Our favorite family fisherman loved them!

5

Fish Rubbings from Fish Aye Trading

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Nice product. I matted and framed them and hung them on the wall in my kitchen!

5

Beautiful

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I have never see placemats so beautifully presented. The fish rubbings are exquisite. The mats themselves are vinyl, but are just so wonderful for an outdoor tablescape or a casual lunch.

5

Great

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Very pleased.

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The Fish Aye Trading Story

Fish Aye Trading V4

Fisherman’s Delight

Most people would be turned off by the mess on the deck of a fishing boat, but John Doherty found it inspiring. After noticing the graphic imprint left behind by a bluefish he caught, John started experimenting with the ancient art of Gyotaku, or fish rubbing. He paints the body of a saltwater fish with water-based paints, then places fabric on top and gently rubs it to make a print. He finishes the piece with a single Chinese character, which he selects depending on the personality of the fish, what time of day it was caught, and his mood when he reeled it in.

Centuries ago, people used
painted fish rubbings to document different species. John’s prints document his Cape Cod catch, preserving details such as the patterns of fish scales. His prints also celebrate his love of the ocean and marine life. Liz Boksanski, a friend of John, told us about his artwork and we were hooked right away. We love the authenticity of his work and the fact that he sees the process through to the end: After painting, John washes, fillets, and eats each fish.

We first launched Fish Aye Trading back in 2012 with a set of four placements. Now, we're also featuring the original artwork on nautical prints and decorative trays with driftwood accents. They’re all a great catch.
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