Mokume Gane

»Mokume Gane (木目金) is a Japanese metalworking procedure which produces a mixed-metal laminate with distinctive layered patterns. Mokume gane translates closely to "wood grain metal" or "wood eye metal", describing the way the metal takes on the appearance of natural wood grain.«
It is a product made by fusing several layers of different coloured and often precious metals together to form a sandwich of alloys. This is then manipulated in such a way that a pattern resembling wood grain emerges over the surface.
This exploration broadened my understanding for various metals. Handicraft transforms and creates value through tacit and knowledge based processes. Objects of culture evolve in hands on processes of making and understanding.

©Heinrich Ehnert, 2018