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Rectangular Serving Tray  - 2/2

Rectangular Serving Tray - 2/2



Artist: Yoko ICHIKAWA

Materials: Natural Lacquer, cowhide, pighide, fine clay, pigment

Size: L350 x W145 x H25 mm

Year: 2022



  • Since ancient times, people have combined leather and different materials to create objects or utensils, which coincides with the long-standing lacquer art. The two materials, lacquer and leather, connect the artist’s emotions. Yoko Ichikawa tries to pass on her grandmother’s needlework skills and the academy’s rigorous lacquer tradition, colliding with her personal life. Through hand sewing and kneading, she reinterprets lacquer-leather craftsmanship with her unique aesthetics. She lightly tones the layers of lacquer to reveal the texture of the leather, trying to combine lacquer and leather to present a dialogue between herself and tradition.

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