The Japanese craft of Nambu-tekki (cast iron) springs from the middle of the 17th century and remains popular today. Here it is used to create a humble box incorporating a traditional motif of the pine tree, which symbolizes long life in Japan. The characteristic black color is the result of a lacquer glaze called urushi which prevents rust. The box can be used for multiple purposes; placed on a hearth or mantle, it makes an especially suitable container for matches.
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- 5.5"L x 5"W x 2.5"H
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