SAUVEREIGN’s ZOHIKO collection is created in collaboration with master of Kyoto-style lacquerware ZOHIKO (象彥). Established in 1661 and currently in the hands of the founder’s 10th generation descendent, this historic lacquerware house developed a special glaze exclusively for SAUVEREIGN. Translucent with red undertones, its unique qualities are inimitable and unprecedented in the history of Japanese lacquerware.
The newest collaboration between SAUVEREIGN and the 360-year-old lacquerware house, ZOHIKO 4 presents a revitalised emphasis on urushi-e and maki-e via compositions that combine contemporary motifs with traditional artworks. Exuberant with youthful vibrance, ZOHIKO 4 perpetuates the generational craftsmanship of Japanese lacquerware while breathing new life into this historic technique.
SAUVEREIGN’s ZOHIKO Box and Charm collections are limited-edition handcrafted collectibles, available both individually and as a set. Coated in lacquer unique and exclusive to the maison, the objects are hand-polished to a high gloss and translucent glaze as if made from enamel.
Each object features different hand-painted artworks comprising traditional Japanese motifs. Decorated with yellow and white gold leaf, gold powder, and natural mother-of-pearl, each drawing is representative of a meaningful and personal blessing.
SAUVEREIGN’s ZOHIKO Charms are skillfully painted on both sides of their convex-forms. With a different symbol for fortune on each side, the charms are reminiscent of Omamori – a traditional Japanese amulet believed to provide luck and protection. Every ZOHIKO Charm is paired with a two-tone, perforated leather charm, cut, stitched, and edge-dyed by hand in France.
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