Karanuri (Black-Gold-Clear)
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Techniques using mother-of pearl is generally known as raden. The nacre in this piece was applied using the haritsuke technique which involves pasting the pearl pieces and building the lacquer layer up around them. The species of shell used for this pen was the black-lip pearl oyster, which is the same species of oyster that produces the prized black pearls.

The color of pearl and design was chosen with idea of the auroras, which is reflected in the title piece, Kyokko, or Polar Light

Price: $2350

 
 
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