Boshu Bowl - Red Shagreen Lacquer, L
The Boshu Bowls were first covered in canvas and then wrapped in ivory shagreen skins that are visible like a seabed beneath layers of naturally translucent red lacquer. The interior of the bowls is lined with black lacquer. Shagreen is an ancient Japanese material used by the Samurai of the middle ages to decorate their armour and weaponry. This lacquering technique, known as 'sami-nuri' is an ancient Japanese method of using lacquer to protect and decorate textured surfaces.
Dimensions: Dia 20 x H 13.5 cm
Material : Red Shagreen Lacquer