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Blooming Patchwork Nishijin Silk Fountain Pen Case - Triple Slot

Sale price$153.00 USD

Introducing the exquisite Nishijin Silk Pen Case, a testament to the unparalleled artistry of Kyoto's traditional artisans. This pen case is crafted from 100% silk, offering a luxurious touch and a dazzling interplay of pastel pink, gold, and turquoise hues. The intricate patterns are the result of meticulously dyed threads and gold leaf accents woven into the fabric, a process requiring exceptional skill and precision. The seemingly light blue and pastel pink sections are achieved by alternating threads of these colors with gold, creating a subtle yet stunning effect.


Nishijin weaving dates back to the 5th and 6th centuries, originally crafted from pure silk for the nobility of the imperial court. While modern variations often incorporate polyester for affordability, this pen case remains true to its heritage, using only the finest silk to create a piece of timeless elegance.

This masterpiece is the result of a collaboration between three distinguished creators: Konkan Shoten, a Kyoto silk shop with a 270-year legacy; Yurie, an artist dedicated to spreading the beauty of Japanese traditions; and Komorebi Stationery, a brand passionate about bringing Japanese artistry to the world. Yurie's meticulous attention to detail extends to the silk lining, which gently cleans your pen of oils and fingerprints every time you store it.

Beyond its soft, luxurious feel, we are particularly enamored with the remarkable detail and luminous colors that only silk can offer. The incredibly fine silk threads allow for patterns with breathtaking precision, akin to a high-resolution photograph. Each thread shines with a unique luster, creating vibrant hues that are simply unattainable with other fibers. The pastel tones and bright, vivid colors used in this pen case make its brilliance even more pronounced, reflecting light and making the entire case shimmer beautifully as you change its angle.

Encase your cherished fountain pen in this luxurious Nishijin Silk Pen Case, a treasure that promises to be a lifelong companion. Not just a protective accessory, it’s a piece of art that you'll want to keep and cherish forever.

Details

  • Brand: yurie & Konkan Shoten - Komorebi Original Design
  • Quantity: 1 pen case
  • Length:   5.9" L × 4.1" W /  15 cm L × 10.5 cm W
    *Fits pens up to approximately 5.7" (14.5 cm) in length.
  • Weight:  0.8 oz /  22 g
  • Material: 100% Silk
  • Note: Each piece is uniquely handmade, so expect some individual differences.

Passing Down the Tradition of Nishijin Textile

In the historic city of Kyoto, the Matsumoto family of Konkan Shoten has been weaving the rich tradition of Nishijin textile for over 270 years, spanning 13 generations. From its inception, Konkan Shoten has specialized in Kinran, a luxurious textile that uses golden threads to create intricate patterns. Yukio-san and Masami-san, the current custodians, continue this proud tradition. Stepping through their entrance, one is immediately enchanted by the traditional Japanese architecture and the meticulously maintained garden. As you walk through the garden and glance inside, you are greeted by shelves filled with stunning Nishijin fabrics, evoking a sense of wonder and excitement.

Konkan Shoten holds dear a philosophy passed down from their founders: "Whether a customer buys a small piece of cloth or many, we cherish them equally." This enduring belief, encapsulated in their family motto, "Even an inch of cloth is our valued customer," has been the cornerstone of their legacy. When we were invited by yurie to select the fabric for our pen cases, we experienced this heartfelt hospitality firsthand. It's this deep-seated commitment that has enabled them to remain leaders in the Kinran tradition for so long.

At Komorebi, we are honored to collaborate with Konkan Shoten and yurie to bring this extraordinary heritage to the world. Our goal is to share the beauty of their craft and help you discover stationery that you will cherish for a lifetime.

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Blooming Patchwork Nishijin Silk Fountain Pen Case - Triple Slot Sale price$153.00 USD