Maki-e is the art of Japanese lacquer painting and is renowned for its beauty and artistry. The word Maki-e literally translates as “sprinkled picture” because the design is sprinkled with gold or silver powder.
For the process, the rare Japanese lacquer Urushi is used in a multitude of layers which are polished many times. The design is drawn with colored lacquer onto the surface. It is then sprinkled with a multitude of lacquer-layers. This is called the Togidashi-Maki-e technique
The Pelikan model “Ginko & Maple Leaves” is a masterpiece decorated with different clovers, some of which are finished in mother-pearl (raden). This limited edition was released in 2012 and only 88 peices were made worldwide.
Taka-Maki-e lacquering completes the process with charcoal and gold powder to give the pen's surface some texture.
The "Ginko and Maple Leaves" pen resembles an Autumn in Japan, with graceful leaves falling form the trees and golden rays of sun.
The pen is presented in a fine japanese box made of Paulownia wood, and it has a lifetime warranty.