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Our Journey to the motherland of Maki-e - Vietnam

 

 

Starting Point


 

The journey has been made through many countries and places, where we found the most interesting and inspiring arts as well as techniques which might have been forgotten for years. We have been to a lot of traditional villages in China, India and Vietnam. Not only could we discovered the very rare and beautiful art of the world but we also had a chance to meet the real artists who created all the amazing masterpices

 

Artist Pham Chinh Trung - Turning The Unreal Into Reality


This time we had a great chance to work with one of the most famous lacquer artist in Vietnam - Painter Pham Chinh Trung who has spent more than 40 years learning about Vietnamese Maki-e and has created many amazing artworks which can barely be explained by any word.

 
 Painter Pham Chinh Trung

Painter Pham Chinh Trung

 

Artist Pham Chinh Trung has been well-known for maki-e lacquer drawings which mostly reflect the very tradition of Vietnamese art and people. Many of artworks by Pham Chinh Trung have been used for the national as well as international exhibitions. Here are some of those great artworks.

 
 
 Lacquer Drawing - Mot Minh by Pham Chinh Trung

Lacquer Drawing - Mot Minh by Pham Chinh Trung

 
 
 Lacquer Drawing - Thieu Nu by Pham Chinh Trung

Lacquer Drawing - Thieu Nu by Pham Chinh Trung

 Lacquer Drawing - Trong Vuon by Pham Chinh Trung

Lacquer Drawing - Trong Vuon by Pham Chinh Trung

Seeing these artworks more time ensured that this would never be a wrong decision to have Vietnamese Maki-e on our products, especially the maki-e which is made by a very famous and dedicated artist like Mr. Pham Chinh Trung

 
 

Wancher Pens with Maki-e Lacquer by artist Pham Chinh Trung

 

The pen body was polished with urushi lacquer, painted with maki-e and polished again to become such an amazing art form. Each of the steps requires a lot of hard word and effort from the artist as only a very tiny mistake will ruin the whole artwork.

 
 Painted Maki-e by Artist Pham Chinh Trung

Painted Maki-e by Artist Pham Chinh Trung

 

Using Vietnamese traditional images and suggestions from artist Le Thanh Thai, we have applied various art forms to our pen bodies and finally we this beautiful fountain pen collection.