Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Monday, October 28, 2013
The unsigned yukari ryu limited edition fountain pen is long simple. Actually, the artisan uses a few maki-e technique to create this the mystical creature. It is illuminated in gold and silver glow against a rich black base through a combination Taka (Raised) Maki-e and Togidashi (Burnished) Maki-e techniques.
Friday, October 25, 2013
For this design, there are Yusai artisan painted two hummingbirds using different maki-e technique.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
There is also different price ranges of makie Danitrio fountain pens to meet different group of pen lovers.
The Dani Trio Voice of Cricket maki-e fountain pen caught my eyes. It is the creation of artisan Masayuki Haria.
Unlike the other maki-e pens barrel, Masayuki created a very unique maki-e technique to create a net pattern on the barrel. The net is raise, giving the feel of a net wrapping round the pen.
Friday, October 18, 2013
In maki-e technique, there are few makie techniques to raise the design. One of the maki-e technique is called Sumikoage technique, which uses charcoal powder to raise the design.
I was told that the artisan has to craft the pen in a control air-flow environment to avoid the fine charcoal powder from floating in the air. The artisan also also need to good breathing technique for the same reason, and breathing in the fine charcoal powder which might cause health problem.
Monday, October 14, 2013
Medina is the burial place of Muhammad. It is the second most sacred site in Islam. His tomb is located in one of the three oldest mosques in Islam. My Muslim friends told me it is still one the most visited place.
Sunday, October 13, 2013
These inkwell is a fine decoration on my writing desk, and good talking pieces among my guests.
Here is a few photo shoots of the Bortoletti inkwell.