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Mori Kougei Wooden Trays

Round Rays Tray "Indigo Dyed" Large

€485,00 EUR

  • Trays made using a new technique slicing wood into patterns
  • Design: Pasting like the light-beams
  • Indigo dyed to create beautiful colour and gradations

These beautiful trays give the impression that rays of light are beaming out of the centre. This design is called “Kosen-hari” in Japan, meaning "pasting like the light-beams" in Japanese. 

Wood sliced as thin as paper is called "Tsukiita". These thinly sliced wood veneer sheets are cut at a precise angle and pasted in a circular pattern. From there they are fashioned into a unique tray. 

This is a large tray has the signature Japanese indigo blue colour. It is dyed with traditional Japanese indigo dye, which is extracted from knotweed, through a traditional dyeing procedure.

The maker, Mori Kougei, is located in Tokushima Prefecture, one of the renowned locations producing indigo dye. The dye elevates the beauty of the grain patterns especially in beautifully figured wood (with shine).

This tray is larger in size than usual, but lighter in weight. It can be used to as a regular tray and also for other uses, placing it on a sofa or on the floor for a casual low table. 

Tree species: Indigo Dyed Sycamore
Size: Φ44 x H2.3cm
Finishing: Urethane clear coating
Product design: graf

Care instructions:
If it gets wet, please use a dry cloth to wipe it dry immediately
Store in a dry place away from direct sunlight 

Each tray is hand-made from natural materials. There may be a slight difference in the shape, colour and wood grain patterns due to the inconsistencies of the materials. There may also be some scratch marks or unevenness.

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NOTE before ordering this gift bag:

  • This offer includes a special individual packing, for your ordered item
  • Please kindly inform us about the exact products to be packed, in case multiple items are involved in one order
  • Suitable to pack product & products with global volume up to around 320 x 180 x 75mm
  • Cannot be ordered independently without other product

Packing Details:

  • White Komebukuro rice bag: 3kg
  • Closed and tied manually by our team, with white wrapping string

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