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Card Holder, Mother of Pearl Inlay, Lacquered, Handmade in Korea, #4

KL-CH06    $27.95

Approximate Size: L 3.75" x W 2.25" x 5/16". Holds up to 18 standard size business cards. Weight 2 oz. Mirror polished Stainless Steel Case. Secure open and close tab. Comes in a satin lined box. Hand Made in Korea. 

The natural colors, beauty, and iridescent luster of Nacre (Mother of Pearl) set in a contrasting black background, is showcased in this stunning one-of-a-kind business card holder. The delicate mastery of the craftspeople comes alive to create a remarkably attractive art piece. Unlike in some other cultures, in Korean myth and folklore the Magpie is believed to be the bearer of good news. If you see one in the morning good things will happen to you on that day.

Najeon Chilgi - Mother of Pearl inlaid laquerware - is a time-honored representative art form of Korea that has been practiced for over a thousand years. The painstaking process is done completely by hand to create a gleaming surface with stunning illuminated inlaid scenes delicately cut from select pieces of Nacre - pearl oyster or abalone that are designed and prepared using traditional techniques. The traditional technique is complicated and consists of more than 20 steps. It can take 3 to 6 months to complete some of the larger items. The intricately designed pattern of mother-of-pearl is cut and inlaid, and a several layers of lacquer are applied. It  is polished to a smooth finish that highlights the shimmering patterns.

Please note that the product you receive may have slight color and design variations as each inlay is made individually by hand.

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