Antique Keyaki Burl wood designed by Lotus Arts de Vivre with Sterling Silver to craft a Bonsai Tree. This Bonsai design falls within the Literati Category which is a style characterized by a generally bare trunk line, with branches reduced to a minimum, and foliage placed toward the top of a long, often contorted trunk.
A close relationship between Japan's Zen Buddhism and the potted trees began to shape bonsai reputation and esthetics. In this period, Buddhist monks taught at Japan's monasteries. One of the monks' activities was to introduce political leaders to various arts of miniature landscapes as admirable accomplishments for men of taste and learning. Potted landscape arrangements included miniature figurines. Japanese artists eventually adopted a simpler style for bonsai, increasing focus on the tree by removing miniatures and other decorations, and using smaller, plainer pots.
Bonsai is a Japanese art form using cultivation techniques to produce, in containers, small trees that mimic the shape and scale of full size trees, dating back over a thousand years. Over time, Bonsai began to appear in Japanese writings and representative art and the popularity began to grow within and beyond the scholars and the nobility.
It took over 3 months with 7 skilled artisans to bring this piece to Life.
Size: 14.5 (W) x 30.3 (L) x 15.5 (H) cms. | Weight: 894 gms.