A bangle crafted by the acclaimed Japanese lacquer artisan Kita Hama, who hails from the North's Noto region, this magnificent lacquer bangle is a true masterpiece. It is embellished by LADV with a breathtaking 18K gold and turquoise bee, complete with exquisite ruby eyes, and fastened with a silver clasp plated in black rhodium, seamlessly blending tradition with luxury.
Japanese art and its love for nature is one of the world’s greatest treasures, covering a wide range of art styles and media, including ancient Japanese Lacquer, pottery, sculpture, ink painting and calligraphy on silk and paper, ukiyo-e paintings and woodblock prints, ceramics, origami and more. However, the Maki-e lacquering technique started by the Japanese is one of the most intriguing, starting over 1,000 years ago, which involves sprinkling the design with gold or silver powder as a decoration using a brush. Bamboo tubes and soft brushes of various sizes are used for laying powders and drawing fine lines. As it requires highly skilled craftsmanship to produce a Maki-e painting, young artists usually go through many years of training to develop the skills and to ultimately become Maki-e masters. Maki-e objects were initially designed as household items for court nobles; they soon gained more popularity and were adopted by royal families and military leaders as a symbol of power.
It takes approximately 6 months to create this piece with over 7 designers and craftsmen involved to finish the piece.
Turquoise: 1.14 g.
Tourmaline: 0.05 ct.
Diamond: 0.02 ct.
Dimension: 7.783(W) x 9.88(L) x 1.752(H) cm.
Weight: 3.541 g.