Damascene Round plate φ12cm "Rikisha" 象嵌 120丸額 人力車

¥110,000 JPY
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Damascene Round plate φ12cm "Rikisha" 象嵌 120丸額 人力車

¥110,000 JPY
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【What is the Damascene "Kyo Zogan"?】
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【About this product】
The pattern of this plate shows a rickshowman who is runnning on the path.
The Mt.Fuji behid of the rickshaw and pine tree express the typical Japaense landscape.
This is manufacturered by Nanshu, a highly skilled craftman of our company.

Nanshu is known as a Master of Metal Arts of Kyoto and received sevarl prize by Public association of Kyoto.
He perfomed several time in the U.S.A. to spread the Damascene "Kyo Zoan".

When the damascene is finished up, craftman engraves the patterns to create hatching. This is to give a three-dimensional effect.
By adjusting the angle and the lights, you can enjoy various expression of damascene.

Since this is a precious product, it would be great for the decoration of your living room or guestroom.

Please note that this product is one of a kind.

・Material: Iron, gold(24K), sterling silver
・Size: φ12cm
・Weight: 250g
・Created in 1980's.
・Wood boxed product

・Country of origin : Japan

Damascne craft is called Kyo Zogan.
Kyo Zogan is a traditional Kyoto handicraft created by carving a cloth-weave inlay texture onto thin iron sheets,
inlaying pure gold and silver designs onto the texture, applying lacquer over it, and then placing hatching onto
the gold and silver designs after polishing them.
.Zogan was born in Damascus in Syria, after which it is said to have been brought to Kyoto in the 8th century via
the Silk Road. Subsequently, the process of carving the cloth-weave inlay texture onto the thin iron sheets,
implanting the pure gold and silver, applying lacquer and baking was repeated and developed into
a unique technique which came to be called Kyo Zogan.

After the 16th century, the Umetada and Shoami family lines of sword smiths advanced the technique to be used as
ornamentation for swords, and it grew to become the refined and elegant art of Kyo Zogan.

After the age of the warriors came to an end, Zogan became to be used for such things as industrial artworks and
ornamentation for personal items, and currently the craft is highly praised as one of Kyoto's representative traditional industrial art forms.

Our Damascnes products are all manufactuered by our own craftmen.
You can enjoy our delicate and graceful world of the Damascene "Kyo Zogan".
Please click here for the manufacturing process.

16 世紀以降は刀鍛冶の埋忠家と正阿弥家が刀剣への装飾技術として進化させ、繊細かつ優美な京象嵌へと大成させました。武士の世が終焉を遂げると、象嵌はその後、美術工芸品やアクセサリーなどに用いられるようになり、現在では、京都の代表的な伝統工芸技術の一つとして高く評価されています。