“Kinkarakawa Urushi”, "KinkaraKawa" or "Cuoi d'oro" (Golden leather) is an artisanal technique of working with leather which consists of creating embossed patterns using metal dies and then covering the leather with thin gold or silver leaves to finally dye it. It is an art of great rarity, which appeared from the period of the Italian Renaissance, it was practiced in Europe for a span of 300 years, until it disappeared completely at the end of the Rococo period. The technique was brought to Japan in the mid-17th century and continued to thrive there. develop until the beginning of the 20th century. Sold under the name of “Kinkarakawa” which one could translate as "European golden leather". The "Kinkarakawa" has become very popular in Japan. To fix the gold and silver leaves on the leather, Ms. Fujioka uses Urushi (the lacquer Japanese).
“Kinkarakawa Urushi”, "KinkaraKawa" or "Cuoi d'oro" (Golden leather) is an artisanal technique of working with leather which consists of creating embossed patterns using metal dies and then coveri READ MORE
Twin dye, goat skin and hand-carved Ebony 50 x 50 x 103 cm 13.5 kg Unique piece to be sold as a phygital package. Please contact us for more information.
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