Monday, March 30, 2015


Les chats, c'est comme le papier, ça se froisse très vite. 
-- Guy de Maupassant

Cats are like paper, they are quickly rumpled.

French Birman, Pompon, throws his ears back to illustrate the word froissé, which can either mean crumpled, or as here, vexed. Pompon is posing in front of an antique Japanese katagami stencil made of mulberry bark paper. Such stencils were used to print patterns on silk for kimonos.

© 2015 P.B. Lecron

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