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Mori Kougei Herringbone Japanese Oak Tray


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The Japanese oak used by Mori Kougei for this tray is characterised by mottles, which are nutrient-dense tissues that run separately from the grain of the wood. As a result of this, the colour can change slightly depending on the light. It features a captivating pattern that’s achieved with the tsuki-ita technique – where paper-thin sheets of wood are carved and reassembled to form a traditional herringbone.

Product number: 2209290004

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Meet the Maker:

Mori Kougei

Since 1953, Tokushima-based Mori Kougei has been specialising in tsuki-ita, a highly complex technique in which paper-thin sheets of wood are sliced with sharp blades before being bonded together to form intricate surface patterns. This meticulous process has been refined and passed through the generations for more than 70 years. The result is a selection of functional trays highlighting the grain, colour and character of different wood species. Expect meticulously indigo-dyed pieces – a treasured Tokushima art – and subtle, contemporary scenes inspired by art, geometry and nature.