ikue – jewellery made of paper and gold
ikue jewellery took inspiration from the Full Gilt Edging technique which is used to protect bibles. The result of combining this traditional technique and Japanese craftsmanship is light and elegant, yet durable and even water resistant jewellery.
”Sampōkin (Full Gilt Edging) had been used to preserve bibles from deterioration since long ago. The gold applied to edge of the paper was for functional purpose as well as a decorative element to make the books aureate and beautiful. ikue is accessory made of paper and gold to expand the possibility of traditional Sampōkin and the paper. Through the layers of paper outlined with glit, we aim to express our layers of wishes to hand down the tradition to the next generation and to develop the technology.”