The Legendary Danitrio Maki-e Hyotan Fountain Pens

The Art of Maki-e Technique 

Asian countries have long traditions of mastering the maki-e lacquer technique going back thousands of years in China, Japan and Korea. The term maki-e first appeared in the Japanese Heian period, and it is used since to create different colors, shapes and textures. Maki-e is a unique lacquerware technique that is using a fine brush to paint a picture on the surface of an object. To create different colors and textures, maki-e artists use a variety of powders from gold, copper, silver, brass, aluminum and other metals. For creating a “sprinkled picture”, the artist is using a small bamboo pipe to sprinkle the powder onto a surface, also cotton is used as well.

Other than creating designs with gold or silver powder, maki-e can also be used with other decorative techniques such as applying seashell known as Raden or eggshell inlay known as Rankaku. 

Danitrio Maki-e Hyotan Fountain Pens

Danitrio makes exquisite hand painted pens using various traditional techniques and uses only the finest genuine Urushi (100% natural lacquer) on ebonite barrels.

Below we are featuring few exquisite Gourd-shaped Danitrio fountain pens embodying Japanese artistry and craftsmanship.

Danitrio Grand Trio Shakkyo Maki-e Fountain Pen

Danitrio Shakkyo Maki-e Fountain Pen

 

Danitrio En-Koh Monkeys Maki-e Hyotan Fountain Pen  

Danitrio En-Koh Monkeys Maki-e Hyotan Fountain Pen

 Danitrio Lion SHISHI Maki-e Hyotan Limited Edition Lacquer Fountain Pen

Danitrio Lion SHISHI Maki-e Hyotan Lacquer Fountain Pen 

Danitrio Grand Trio Maki-e Evil Monkey Fountain Pen

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Danitrio Maki-e Taka Falcon Grand Trio Limited Edition Fountain Pendanitrio-maki-e-taka-falcon-grand-trio Fountain-pen

Danitrio Phoenix Hohoh Maki-e Urushi Lacquer Fountain Pen

Danitrio Phoenix Hohoh Maki-e Urushi Lacquer Fountain Pen