Owl BookendsPrice: $140.00
For neatly grouping volumes, notebooks or desktop papers. This weighty bookend pair features simply shaped owl forms with carved feather markings. Read More
For neatly grouping volumes, notebooks or desktop papers. This weighty bookend pair features simply shaped owl forms with carved feather markings.
Nambu Cast Iron was first made in the middle of the 17th century in Iwate, Northern Japan. A master from Kyoto was summoned there to create an iron pot for a tea ceremony, and it was the beginning of the Nambu Tekki (Cast Iron) craft. It became exemplary of Japanese Traditional Craft, and is still popular today. The black color is the result of a Japanese lacquer glaze call urushi which prevents rust. The Owl Bookends are part of a range of animal and symbol designs created in the famed material by designer T. Baba.
Material(s): Cast iron
Dimensions: H 6.75"
Designer: Tadahiro Baba
Tadahiro Baba (born 1930, Kyoto) is a Japanese craft designer of objects made in the traditional Japanese Nambu Tekki (cast iron) handicraft. Baba's designs feature fluid shaping with a distinctive modern edge, as seen in his avian themed 'Crow Bottle Openers' and stylized 'Owl Bookends'.View other products by Tadahiro Baba