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The Mokuzai totem

This Mokuzai totem is a melody in the weaving of traditions unveiled and of the cultures that harmoniously stand aside each other. Woven in the landscapes of Manipur by the Imas (mothers), this woven bamboo head passes from one family onto another as an envelope for presents when two souls tie knots and vow to spend an eternity in support of one another. Crafted by these women, the Manipur woven head crowns upon a wooden body wearing the art of Shou Sugi Ban (a Japanese technique of wood burning) and singing the narratives of its fibres.

In this humble fusion of the stories of foreign lands, lies the touch of every artisan’s soul. Traversing from the arms of one artisan to another, from the soil of one land to another, the Mokuzai nurtures the tales of imperfections and oneness.

These are crafted from wood and adorn a natural matte finish.

L 18.5 x W 56.5 x H 78 inches

Our objects are crafted meticulously by skilled artisans and exude beauty through subtle nuances in texture, shape, form and finish.

We honour the natural finish of wood by avoiding abrasive or chemical polishes. Over time and use, the material matures gracefully. To restore its lustre, gently rub the surface with coconut oil using a cotton cloth or your fingers after every few washes.

Clean the sculpture with a soft cloth or sponge dampened with mild soapy water to remove dust and debris. Avoid abrasive cleaners.

This object is made-to-order and will be dispatched in 5 to 6 weeks.

The Mokuzai totem
The Mokuzai totem Sale priceRs. 1.00