Reframing Raden: Conversation & Studio Visit with SIRI SIRI and Matsuda Shōkan
螺鈿： SIRI SIRI 岡本菜穂と蒔絵師松田祥幹
Introducing the Japanese art of raden, this online talk featured founder of jewellery brand SIRI SIRI, Okamoto Naho, and renowned maki-e craftsman Matsuda Shōkan.
Raden (lit. ‘shell inlay’) is a decorative technique involving the application of pieces of iridescent mother-of-pearl, cut from the inside of shells, onto a surface which is then coated with lacquer and polished. It has been used in Japan since the Nara Period (710-794 CE).