A Luodian Chicken-Wing Textured Wooden Box with Chrysanthemum Patterns Made in Japan
The box is decorated with the motif of bamboo and chrysanthemum, inlaid with lustrous and fine white mother-of-pearl to express the tranquil elegance of both plants. Bamboo stands proudly as a symbol of resilience and staunchness. In Japanese culture, the bamboo is indispensable at solemn tributes and tea ceremonies, while the chrysanthemum is used as the official emblem of the imperial family, highly regarded for its noble elegance and as a symbol of bushido. The motif of such inlaid on the box perfectly demonstrates Japanese aesthetics. The box is also made of jichimu, literally translated as "chicken-wing wood" for its gorgeous grain and tint that has the colours and luster of bird feathers.
K11 Craft & Guild Foundation
23m x 15cm x 7cm
Mother-of-pearl Luodian, Wood