Focussing on Shakudo, a gold content alloy that was used to create ornamental bits for katana, or swords. Centuries
later, the use was expanded to include lifestyle items like vases, boxes and little cases and finally, jewellery.

DESIGN AND TECHNIQUE

Layered patterns, occasionally using the
Mokume-gane process, a mixed-metal
laminate which creates an appearance of
wood grain . Heavy use of the Damascening
technique; the art of inlaying different metals
(typically gold and silver) onto one another,
with a darkly oxidised background.

METAL AND STONES

Gold, copper, silver. The stones
palette lies in the dark
spectrum: purple, blue, deep
red, chocolate, silver-
grey, silver-copper.

MOTIFS

Bamboo, cherry blossoms, birds,
magnolia, wisteria,
chrysanthemums, aquatic plants,
foliage and knots.

MOODBOARD

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