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Card Holder, Mother of Pearl Inlay, Lacquered, Handmade in Korea, #7

KL-CH01    $27.95
Card Holder, Mother of Pearl Inlay, Lacquered, Handmade in Korea

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) is highlighted and showcased in this stunning one-of-a-kind business card holder. Set in a contrasting black background, the delicate mastery of the craftspeople comes alive to create a remarkably attractive art piece. In Korean history and culture, the Tiger is a symbol of courage and absolute power. It is regarded as a guardian that drives away evil spirits, and a sacred creature that brings good luck. In folklore the White Tiger is portrayed as the divine spirit that guards the West. 

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 natural beauty and iridescent luster of Nacre is highlighted and showcased in the unique one-of-a-kind finished product. 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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