MAKI-E WHITE TIGER
SERENITE LIMITED EDITION MAKIE "The White Tiger"
URUSHI lacquer is the
sap extracted from the URUSHI tree, a deciduous tree of the sumac family.
This special tree grows only in South East Asia, China, Korea and Japan.
URUSHI lacquer is one of the most durable natural adhesives. The strong
adhesive properties of wet lacquer facilitate the decoration of any surface.
"MAKIE", a special technique of sprinkling powder on URUSHI
lacquer, was developed in Japan in the 7th century during the NARA period,
and has been handed down through generations ever since.
Waterman Serenite Makie "The White Tiger" is a special limited
edition of only 120
artist's name and individual serial number are marked on each pen using the
"MAKIE" technique. This truly adds to this special edition's
rarity. The Waterman Serenite, with its gracefully curved form, is
reminiscent of quill pens. This blends well with the traditional Japanese
"MAKIE" technique, making a truly special collector's edition.
theme: "The White Tiger"
From ancient times, the
Tiger has been worshiped as the God that brings happiness, similar to the
Phoenix, Dragon and Turtle. The legend of the 4 Gods came from China. The
Chinese believed that the Emperor was the polestar (center) and that 4 Gods
protected each quadrant (Dragon / Tiger / Phoenix / Turtle). Japanese
Emperors were influenced by the Chinese way of thinking and this belief
system spread throughout Japan. People associated a specific color to each
quadrant and God, which represented their power; the Tiger for White/West,
the Phoenix for Red/South, the Dragon for Blue/East and the Turtle for
Black/North. While Tigers are not indigenous to Japan, people felt a strong
admiration for their legendary power. The combination of Tiger and bamboo is
an eternal motif of courage and power; a theme that appears repeatedly in
wall paintings and pictures created throughout the ages. The motif was
especially loved by Samurai. With this special limited edition writing
instrument, the power of the Tiger is yours.
18K Solid Gold Nib