Maki-e Ivy and Komon
Ivy and Komon
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Fountain pen

Model Size/length in cm

14,7 cm

Weight:  34,1 g

The limited edition “Ivy and Komon” shows the climber plant Ivy combined with Komon that is a very beautiful and traditional pattern.

 Maki-e Ivy and Komon

The evergreen Ivy is often written about in poems because of its glossy, beautiful autumn leaves, and was often used as decoration, covering the exterior walls of buildings. The so-called Komon is one of the traditional Japanese kimono patterns in which the same pattern is dyed repeatedly in the same direction. The maki-e fountain pen “Ivy and Komon” has brilliant orange ivy covering the fountain pen, and in combination with the Komon patterns, it depicts a beautiful autumn.

Ivy and Komon

Maki-e is a very complex Japanese lacquer painting technique, renowned for its beauty and artistry. In the process, the rare Japanese lacquer Urushi is applied to the fountain pen in a multitude of layers which are polished repeatedly. The design is drawn with colored lacquer onto the surface. This technique is called Togidashi-Maki-e. In addition, the artist can mix charcoal powder and gold powder into the lacquer, so that the pattern of the design is raised above the surface: If your thumb glides over the painting, you will feel the difference. This is the so-called Taka-Maki-e technique. For the Pelikan fountain pen model “Ivy and Komon”, the Maki-e artist has harmoniously blended both techniques.

 Maki-e Ivy and Komon
 Maki-e Ivy and Komon

With the experience of decades, the famous model M1000 Souverän is made in Germany and decorated in Japan.

 Maki-e Ivy and Komon

The Maki-e Ivy and Komon, released in 2024 is available in a limited edition of only 123 pieces worldwide. The model “Ivy and Komon” is a masterpiece with a finelychased 18 carat gold nib accentuated with a rhodium décor, in the nib size M. Each pen is individually signed by the artist.

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