Bamboo High Tumblers - Set of 2
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Lovingly crafted, the satin finish cut in this set of two tumblers resembles a bamboo grove, a Japanese motif used to symbolise prosperity and purity.
Each Bamboo tumbler is meticulously made by hand in Tokyo, following the Edo Kiriko traditional Japanese craft known for its exquisite cut crystal.
The production of each glass comprises 6 delicate and labour-intensive steps, from basic cutting the foundation of the design to the final buff revealing the shine and transparency of the glass.
Horiguchi Kiriko, an Edo Kiriko third generation master craftsman, blends tradition with creativity creating unique designs that produce different visual effects under different light.
Arranged as a cluster, the bamboo tumblers will add interest and texture to your drinks tray.
Height 10.5 cm, Ø 7.5 cm
Need to know:
Tōru Horiguchi is the latest in a long line of his family to perfect the art of Edo Kiriko, a traditional intricate multi-layered glass carving technique originating in Tokyo during the Edo period of the early 19th Century.
It was during Japan’s Taishō era that Ichio Horiguchi, Tōru’s grandfather, began his apprenticeship under a master of Edo Kiriko, Kikuichiro Kobayashi, bearing the ’Shūseki’ title. In 2008, as the third master of the Shūseki line, Tōru, established Horiguchi Kiriko as a successor to the traditions of Edo Kiriko.
Today, this tradition is continued by a small team of skilled artisans, using a diamond wheel to cut the glass using rough outlines as a guide. The production of each glass comprises 6 delicate and labour-intensive steps, from basic cutting the foundation of the design to the final buff revealing the shine and transparency of the glass.
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