Wadjet is a motif of Eyes of Horus God appearing in Egyptian mythology.
It is also popular as Egyptian amulet, symbol of amulet.
Because it is a motif not seen so much in Asia, I designed it from the desire to let more people know.In Egyptian mythology Horus loses his left eye when he hits an enemy of Osirisu God who is his father (there is a theory that he recovered at a later date). The left eye is called “eyes of wadjet”. Wadjet has the meaning of “wisdom of seeing all”, “healing, restoration, regeneration” and is very popular.
A world with a diameter of 2 cm(0.7inch) that manually depicts the symbols involving wisdom, strength, and hope one by one.
The foundation is natural wood, beautiful indigo of lacquer, natural beauty at hand.
Maki-e is a japanese lacquer sprinkled with gold or silver powder as a decoration using amakizutsu or a kebo brush. The technique was developed mainly in the Heian Period(794-1185) and blossomed in the Edo Period(1603-1868). Maki-e objects were initially designed as household items for court nobles, they soon gained more popularity and were adopted by royal families and military leaders as an indication of power.
Maki-e started to appear more often amongst the military elite when “the great unifier” Toyotomi Hideyoshi took a liking to it. On top of that Maki-e based products gained huge success as exported goods to Europe. As a result, even to this day the word “JAPAN”, not only means country of Japan, but also Lacquer products. The peak of Maki-e was in the Edo Period. It was used to decorate most items for a more luxurious look such as bridal wear, furniture and jewel boxes. Thanks to the boom of Maki-e – artisans began creating new designs and styles we can see today, thus marking the climax of Maki-e.