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SPIRIT OF JAPANESE CRAFTMANSHIP

JAUME LABRO

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Jaume Labro VolcanoJaume Labro Volcano
Jaume Labro Volcano Sale priceFrom $15,800.00
Jaume Labro BambooJaume Labro Bamboo
Jaume Labro Bamboo Sale priceFrom $15,800.00
Jaume Labro IceJaume Labro Ice
Jaume Labro Ice Sale priceFrom $14,000.00
Jaume Labro AntarcticaJaume Labro Antarctica
Jaume Labro Antarctica Sale priceFrom $13,100.00
Jaume Labro AuroraJaume Labro Aurora
Jaume Labro Aurora Sale priceFrom $13,100.00
Jaume Labro Cosmos & BaobabJaume Labro Cosmos & Baobab
Jaume Labro Cosmos & Baobab Sale priceFrom $13,100.00
Jaume Labro ErosJaume Labro Eros
Jaume Labro Eros Sale priceFrom $15,800.00
Jaume Labro RoundJaume Labro Round
Jaume Labro Round Sale priceFrom $17,600.00
Jaume Labro ZEN AJaume Labro ZEN A
Jaume Labro ZEN A Sale priceFrom $12,400.00
Jaume Labro ZEN BJaume Labro ZEN B
Jaume Labro ZEN B Sale priceFrom $12,900.00
Jaume Labro ZEN CJaume Labro ZEN C
Jaume Labro ZEN C Sale priceFrom $10,800.00
Jaume Labro ZEN D & ZEN EJaume Labro ZEN D & ZEN E
Jaume Labro ZEN D & ZEN E Sale priceFrom $8,300.00

Handmade in Japan

Craftsmanship is something with a different flavor. In addition to being a technology, it is also a cultural carrier that records history and times. The colorful wood grain gold records Japan's history and the color of the times, and this craft has also experienced many changes in the flow of time.

Technique of Mokume Gane

Wood grain gold is a metal technique born in Japan's Edo period. In Japan's Edo period, due to the end of the Warring States Period, Japan ushered in nearly two hundred years of peace. Coupled with the Tokugawa Shogunate's seclusion policy, Japan gradually gave birth to many unique cultures and arts. Metals such as wood grain gold Technique is one of them.

The History

After bidding farewell to the era of war, the katana swords equipped by samurai have no practical use and gradually become a symbol of samurai class status. Therefore, the appearance decoration of the samurai sword has become more important, and wood grain gold was born out of this demand.

Japanese Era

Just as the arrival of the Edo period allowed the wood grain gold technique to flourish and develop, the change of times has also brought the wood grain gold technique into a period of decline. After Japan's Meiji Restoration, Japan's basic national policy of leaving Asia and joining Europe and comprehensively Westernizing brought huge impacts and changes both politically and culturally. The decline of the samurai class and the implementation of the sword abolition order dealt a huge blow to the craft industry of wood grain gold.

Current Landscape

Entering modern times, Japan focused on economic development after its defeat. After experiencing many booms, Japan transformed into a manufacturing and exporting country and became the world's factory at that time. There were many modern factories and large-scale production became the mainstream of daily necessities production in Japan. Craftsmen in the traditional craft industry have lost their jobs in the face of competition from modern production. The wood grain gold technique has been hit hard again and has fallen into a state of near extinction.

The Craft

At this time, European and American metalworking and jewelry colleges became interested in wood grain gold, which made wood grain gold begin to receive attention on the international metalworking art stage. Labro, who came from Spain, was also attracted by this craze and craftsmanship. He became a disciple of the Japanese wood grain gold national treasure, and moved to Japan to take root and promote the wood grain gold technique.