Iron Bull Paperweight (TS764)
This minimalist paper weight was designed by Tadahiro Baba, an expert nambu tekki (cast iron) craftsman. Baba brings a modern sensibility to this traditional craft, comforting the comforting weight of cast iron with a simple and evocative bull image. Each cast iron paperweight opener is finished with an urushi (Japanese lacquer) coat for a rich black that is resistant to rust.
The lacquer coating may be uneven in parts to reveal a silver-brown patina underneath. This is part of its natural beauty.
Nambu Tekki developed as a celebrated Japanese craft in the mid 17th century. Today, this method of cast iron production is still highly popular, valued for its comforting weight, deep black appearance, and resistance to rust.
4'' L x 1'' W x 2'' H
Lacquer (urushi) finish
Store in a dry area.