Natural Akita cedar; tray lacquered in urushi
1 leg 7⅞ dia. x 13⅞ h in.
2 legs 15¾ w x 7⅞ d x 13⅞ h in.
3 legs 15¾ w x 14⅝ d x 13⅞ h in.
4 legs 15¾ w x 15¾ d x 13⅞ h in.
These are pieces from the Urushi/Wrappa Collection.
The Urushi technique is lacquering and polishing pre-seasoned and preprocessed wood.
Wrappa is a traditional wood processing technique that is over 400 years old. The process of molding wood includes dipping pieces of wood in hot water to allow bending; while the pieces of wood are still wet, they are fastened by means of cherry tree bark.