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Urushi Craftsman: A Video by Hirokazu Kishida

An inside look into the making of Japanese lacquerware urushi, which are often made from wood and hand-painted with an intricate decoration. The main technique for decorating lacquerware involves sprinkling finely ground gold powder over a design drawn in lacquer while it is still wet. This is called makie, which literally means “sprinkling gold.” To finish...
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The gates of paradise by Nikos Triantaphyllou

Red hot chili peppers and butterflies amorously caressing white winter flowers, in conjunction with homemade cookies and grandma’s old china over ottoman silk fabric woven with gold and silver thread, sensuously open the gates of the artist’s Paradise, leading us to his chosen place of joy, pleasure and perpetual bliss. Nikos Triantaphyllou studied Political Science...

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