Mokume Gane

Objects of our cultures evolve in hands-on processes of seeing, comprehending and making.

Mokume Gane is a material created by fusing several layers of different alloys and often precious metals together to form a multilayered solid block. This block is then processed with forging techniques as if made from one single material. Through this process a pattern emerges that resembles wood grain.

To me, the beauty and value of this material, similar to the texture of wood, lies in the uniqueness of each Mokume Gane block produced.

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