Japan Ring Handmade

Inlay involves the embedding of relatively soft metals such as gold and silver into a harder ground made of materials such as copper, iron, and brass. In this textile imprint inlay (nunome-zogan) thin sheets of gold, silver or lead are hammered into a fine mesh-like grid engraved on to the surface of the metal ground.At one time, this craft was in danger of dying out; however, the number of artisans who use the technique has gradually increased with the boom in traditional art in recent years. artist: Wataru Yamazaki, born in Japan, 1978