Lacquer-Embossed Leather Mirror

By Inden Est.1582

$30.95

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This leather compact mirror is carefully handmade in Japan by artisans who practice traditional methods that date back to 1582. Originally used as a way to decorate and boost the durability of leather pieces on Samurai armor, lacquer is embossed onto supple deerskin leather for a beautiful layer of protection. The intricate design gives the mirror a distinctive finish and makes one a gift rich in history.

  • Materials: Deerskin, glass, wooden lacquer
  • Care: Gently wipe the leather surface with dry cloth if the product gets dirty
  • Hand made and perfected by Japanese artisans
  • The technique of Inden has been passed down through 14 generations spanning over 400 years
  • Crafted with the highest quality of deerskin leather that is covered in intricate surface designs made from wooden lacquer
  • Comes individually packaged in a branded black box
  • Made in Japan
  • Dimensions: 2.2" x 2.4" x 0.4"
  • Weight: 0.09 lb.

5 Reviews (4.2 out of 5 Grommets)

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Beautiful compact mirror

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I purchased as Christmas gift for a friend. As soon ad it arrived and I saw it, I ordered one for myself since I thought it was so beautiful. And my friend was really pleased with the gift.More > < Less

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Loved it

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I gave this to my sons girlfriend, very happy with
It

5

Loved it

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My 30 yr old daughter loved it! Especially the
Red one!

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A little mirror with a lot of class

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I loved the small mirror so much that I purchased it as a gift for one of my mahjongg friends. She phoned as soon as she opened it to thank me for the thoughtful gift. As soon as the holidays are over I intend to buy two more to put away as gifts for my teenage granddaughters. I can always count on Grommets to find the perfect gifts. You never let m e down.
Stephanie
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Don't trust red color

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I purchased two items in the "red" color which does not look anything as vibrant as the photos. They were both very much a brownish maroon color. I was disappointed and exchanged them for the black. Not as exciting and not what I wanted so I gave them as gifts.More > < Less

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About Inden Est.1582

Since 1582

Shigeki Uehara of Inden Est. 1582 is more than just the man in charge. He is a fourteenth-generation Uehara and he is carrying on a family tradition begun in 1582.

Yuushichi Uehara created Inden’s signature technique of lacquer-embossing deerskin leather with wooden blocks over four hundred years ago. For 12 generations, his family passed down this skill orally. Samurai warriors were some of his first customers. The lacquered patterns layered onto the leather pieces of their armor added protection, both in battle and from the elements. The same applies to the leather accessories Inden now creates. The intricate designs applied by skilled artisans also give the key case, mirror, and coin purse a richly detailed look. The careful construction and attention to details is evident in each piece. And would surely make Yuushichi proud.