Paperblanks Japanese Lacquer Boxes Journal - Ultra



This 'Ougi Handstitched' decorative journal celebrates the ingenuity and graceful ancient craft of lacquerware, portraying a masterful example of a 19th century Japanese lacquer box, selected from a private collection in Kyoto. This box is lacquered in the Maki-e tradition, in which tree sap is sprinkled with metallic powder, such as gold, silver or copper, to create luxurious designs. Over the centuries, crafts people learned to use this sap, which hardens to a brilliant, hard gloss coating, as a finish to decorate and protect favoured wood and paper objects. This cover exhibits a masterful example of a 19th century Japanese lacquer box made during the Edo or the Meiji period. These fine lacquered surfaces are evidence of the uniquely human ability to create beauty from unlikely sources.
  • 128 ruled pages
  • Memento pouch
  • Ribbon marker
  • Handstitched binding
  • Dimensions: 180 x 230 mm

    About Paperblanks

    Paperblanks are beautiful writing journals that celebrate human artistry and craft. From French textile design to Persian Safavid binding art, from Japanese Lacquer box patterns to the traditional embroidery from India’s Gujurat region, each Paperblanks design honours the beauty of artistic creation. Our notebooks are a connection to the richness discovered within centuries of world art and culture.

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