IPhone 11 Pro / iPhone 11 Pro Max Cover Japanese Handcraft Maki-e lacquer art. IPhone 11 Pro Max Cover Japanese Handcraft Maki-e lacquer art.2-5 items : 30% Discount 6-10 items : 35% Discount 11 and more items : 40% Discount. Cover : Polycarbonate, Maki-e Art : Natural lacqeur, Gold, Silver.
This is a Japanese iPhone 11 Pro Max Cover (Case). Both the cover itself and Hand-crafted Maki-e lacqeur art are made in Ishikawa prefecture, Japan.A dragon is hand-painted with lacquer by an lacquer work artisan of YAMANAKA lacquer ware (in Ishikawa prefecture). The manufactuers are as follow, Polycarbonate case : Asashi Electric Co. Ltd (Ishikawa, Japan) Maki-e lacquer work : Mr. Kenji Seo of Okada-ya Lacquer ware aterlier.
(About Maki-e work) Maki-e is Japanese lacquer sprinkled with gold or silver powder as a decoration using a makizutsu or a kebo brush. The technique was developed mainly in the Heian Period (7941185) and blossomed in the Edo Period (16031868).
Maki-e objects were initially designed as household items for court nobles, they soon gained more popularity and were adopted by royal families and military leaders as an indication of power. To create different colours and textures, maki-e artists use a variety of metal powders including gold, silver, copper, brass, lead, aluminum, platinum, pewter, as well as their alloys. Bamboo tubes and soft brushes of various sizes are used for laying powders and drawing fine lines. As it requires highly-skilled craftsmanship to produce a maki-e painting, young artists usually go through many years of training to develop the skills and to ultimately become maki-e masters.
Kouami Douchou (14101478) was the first lacquer master linked to specific works. His maki-e works used designs from various Japanese contemporary painters. Kouami and another maki-e master, Igarashi Shinsai, were originators of the two major schools of lacquer-making in the history of Japan.
Takamakie (or "raised maki-e") is one of the three major techniques in maki-e making. Developed in the Muromachi Period (13361573), the technique of takamakie involves building up design patterns above the surface through a mixture of metal powder, lacquer and charcoal or clay dust. Another special kind of maki-e is togidashi maki-e, where a black lacquer without oil is put on the metal decoration as an additional coat. The item "IPhone 11 Pro Max Cover Japanese Handcraft Maki-e lacquer art, Dragon" is in sale since Wednesday, May 19, 2021. This item is in the category "Cell Phones & Accessories\Cell Phone Accessories\Cases, Covers & Skins".artisan" and is located in Kobe. This item can be shipped worldwide.