This necklace pendant is made from kokuso urushi (mixture of urushi, hemp cotton, wood powder and water-soluble paste), formed into a natural shape. It is painted with vermilion urushi. Traditionally, the color vermilion was thought to ward off evil and bring good luck.
The underlying inspiration in the artist’s urushi art is putting her audience in touch with Nature, something which gives her work a unique appeal.
For more details of the concept behind her products and the way in which there are made, please see the story behind their creation.