The Imperial Collection, Featuring the Taipei Sunset.

If you’re totally fascinated with the urushi lacquering technique featured in this specific model – you’re not alone. We were so interested in this process that we had to learn more!

This 9,000-year process for lacquerware production starts with the sap of the Asian urushi tree. Now a true art form throughout the world, urushi had its humble beginnings in the Stone Age throughout Asia when it was used to coat such things as wood, pottery, baskets, etc. It then became more and more prominent when it was used to make religious images of Buddha, plates for traditional cuisine, utensils for tea ceremonies, and even armor for war.

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Dallas Pen Show 2018

 

The Dallas Pen Show is September 28th & 29th at the Doubletree Dallas Galleria. Kenro will be there in full force exhibiting the new Esterbrook line as well as Aurora and Montegrappa. Stop by and try the new Estie pens including ones setup with the MV adaptor allowing you to use vintage Esterbrook nibs on the new Estie! This show will be the official launch for retailers at the show so you can try and buy and take them home.