Mens Wooden Jewelry Box with Red Lacquered Mother of Pearl Hemp Cloth
Unlike other lacquered wood jewelry box, this men's wooden jewelry box was created by traditional technique in which hemp cloth is laid upon the wood frame of the box called "skeleton" before repeated applying of natural red lacquer. After lacquering, delicately designed mother of pearl pieces are individually inlaid by the artist. The elaborate adornment with the iridescence of intricate mother of pearl designs makes it an impressive item for collection. The pine tree is a symbol of elevated consciousness and dignified spirit, and cranes represent nobility.
The houseware coated with natural lacquer has long been used in East Asia for its glossy beauty as well as its practicality for being strong, watertight and antibacterial.