FUTAGAMI KURO-MURA Bookend - KOMAGATA
Bookend designed after traditional Japanese symbols or shapes. The brass bookend is heavy in weight so that they can stably hold books. The bottom is lined with a felt so that it won't damage the surface on which the bookends are placed.
KOMAGATA is designed after the shape of the Japanese chess pieces, "koma."
KURO-MURA Bookend KOMAGATA (w66 x d54 x h110mm) - SOLD SINGLY
The KURO-MURA series are black coloured version of FUTAGAMI IHADA brass products. But please note that they are not just black coloured. Unlike one-note colouring of painting nor plating, the KURO-MURA shows a warm texture, and gives each product's own expression.
The traditional colouring method of TAKAOKA casting, KURO-MURA, makes the products something like an ancient excavated items. This is a traditional method used for Buddhist altar articles, which mixes pigments with Japanese lacquer, URUSHI. The product gradually changes its colour over the course of years due to oxidisation. The longer it is used, the richer and subtler it becomes.
"Futagami," a brass foundry founded in the city of Takaoka, Toyama Pref., Japan in 1897 launched a brass livingware brand named "FUTAGAMI."
Brass has long been used in various fields such as metal fittings for architecture, ships, and furniture as it has corrosion resistance property and moderate workability.
It has a long history as a material for arts and crafts or Buddhist altar equipment as its texture is gentle with an elegant luster.
Brass products gradually change their colour over the course of many years due to oxidisation. The longer they are used, the richer and subtler they become, dissolving into the human heart and the environment.
Enjoy this loving, brass livingware for many years to come.