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REPAIRMENT AND NEW LACQUER

This saya needed a repair near the kurigata. In such cases a new lacquer is inevatible.

This original saya from an iaito needed a repair above the gurikata. The wood was to thin. Something that occurs often with a machine made saya. After replacing this piece we decided to play a bit with this new look by given the saya a full stretch of dark lacquer.

Also this saya happened to had a wonderfull wood structure that was nicely revealed with a transparent lacquer. With some white cherry blossom decoration it became a beautiful piece of art.

On the dark stretch an extra ornament was placed with the Japanese writting of 'Wabi Sabi'. a phrase that refers to the saying that something is only perfect when it contains it's natural imperfection. This was layed in with gold leaf.

  • CLIENT

    anonymous

  • PROJECT

    repair and lacquer redone

  • YEAR
    2015
  • DESCRIPTION

    Saya of iaito.
    size: 2.5 shaku
    Wood: Magnolia
    Lacquer: Transparent and dark brown
    Leafs: oil paint
    Finish: Shellac