This lacquerware iPhone case is crafted in Sabae city, Fukui prefecture, home to Japan’s most highly-skilled lacquerware artists. They have applied the generations-old lacquering technique known as “Byakudan Nuri” — a traditional technique where a piece with silver-painted design is coated with a transparent lacquer — to give this piece depth and shine. An ancient pattern, wave crests dates back to Heian-era* in Japan to decorate costumes of court performers. Repeated use will polish the lacquer, giving the design deeper shine and character over time.
*Heian-era : spanned almost 400 years from 794 to 1185, when Emperor Kammu established Heiankyō (modern-day Kyōtō) as the imperial capital of Japan.
Materials: Polycarbonate, Lacquer. Includes small box