Musubi Vase - Sora (Natural)

$ 387.00 USD

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Musubi is the Japanese word for the spiritual power of growth that is found in all natural things. Inspired by this philosophy, the Musubi vase collection displays fresh-cut flowers with the same dynamic grace as if they were still growing in the earth. Each vase is hand-turned and carved from Japanese Zelkova wood, which is traditionally used to make Taiko drums and furniture.

Each style is designed in a form inspired after one of the Five Elements, with Sora (or "void") representing the things beyond our everyday experience, like spirit, thought, and creative energy. Perfectly symmetrical and smooth to the touch, this stunning piece is a testament to the perfection that can be achieved by a pair of human hands.

About Gato
Hailing from the Yamanaka region of Japan, where lacquering has been practiced since the 16th century, Gato’s collection of beautiful vessels is born from traditional techniques requiring the highest level of skill. Through meticulous cutting, carving, shaving, and lacquering, the artisans at Gato manage to mold wood into works of art that pay homage to their arboreal origins. Each lightweight piece showcases an exquisite wood grain unmarred by the production process and is as functional as it is beautiful.

Read more about Yamanaka lacquerware in the rikumo journal.

Materials: Zelkova wood
Dimensions: 4 ¾" x 5" H
Care: Hand wash with mild soap and dry immediately. Use a clean cloth to remove dust from the exterior, wiping gently. 
Yamanaka, Japan