SUMITANI SABURO SHOTEN / CAST IRON COW PAPER WEIGHT
Designed by Tadahiro Baba, a leading Japanese craft designer devoted to revitalizing local industries, this cast iron paperweight is made by artisans of SUMITANI SABURO SHOTEN, a metal crafting foundry based in Takaoka City, Toyama Prefecture, Japan. The city renowned as the origin for metal casting with a history of over 400 years, SUMITANI SABURO SHOTEN has been manufacturing metal crafts inheriting traditional techniques and processes since its establishment in 1939. This paperweight with a playful cow motif balanced against the solid texture of heavy iron keep the papers in place while adding a touch of style. Finished with a rich black Japanese lacquer coating to prevent rusting.
Dimensions: 4" W x 1.2" D x 2" H 10 cm W x 3 cm D x 5 cm H