This innovative Mokume-gane & turquoise seed pot was designed, fabricated and produced by Native American award winning artist, Shane Hendren. The intricate silver and copper Mokume-gane creates a unique one of a kind seed pot. See the description of Mokume-gane below.
The seed pot measures about 2-1/8 tall and 2 wide at the widest point. It weighs 49.1 grams.
Brand new and in perfect condition. Gift Box and Certificate of Authenticity included. Hallmarked by the artist.
About Mokume gane: Mokume-gane is a rare and complex 17th century Japanese process of fusing metals, originally used by Japanese craftsmen for the adornment of Samurai's swords.
Using this technique, Shane creates random swirling patterns out of fused layers of mostly silver and copper, or gold in five steps - heating, hammering, grinding, milling and fabricating the metal into sheets.
Using the Japanese technique in my jewelry is not only symbolic of the way I walk in two worlds, but also a physical representation of that. These techniques are virtually unused by other Indigenous jewelers do to the high level of skill required to perform them. As an artist, I continually strive to physically manifest my core values with art: balance and harmony.
Shane Hendren is an active member of the Indian Arts and Crafts Association (I.A.C.A.). Shane has won the Indian Arts and Crafts Association's Artist of the Year four times! 2007, 2014 ,2016 and 2017. Along the way to winning major show awards at the Eiteljorg Museum, the Heard Museum and the Santa Fe Indian Market, Shane developed his expertise in metal smithing techniques such as marriage of metals, mokume, and many forms of casting. Shane Hendren pushes his art to the limit.