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