Decoration techniques: maki-e and tsukegaki - 加飾技法:蒔絵と付描

Decoration techniques: maki-e and tsukegaki - 加飾技法:蒔絵と付描

Translated directly, maki-e means 'sprinkled picture'. Maki-e involves the application of lacquer followed by the sprinkling on of metal powders of different colours, shapes and degrees of fineness. In this example, the patterned robes of the figures in the boat have been created using tsukegaki, a technique whereby fine maki-e lines are drawn on top of a previously applied maki-e ground. Facial features have been skilfully picked out in black and red lacquer.

蒔絵とは直訳すると「蒔いた絵」という意味です。漆を塗った後、色、形、粒子の大きさの異なる金属粉を蒔く技法です。船の人物の衣服の模様には、蒔絵地の上にさらに蒔絵の細線を入れる付描という技法が使われています。顔の表情が黒と朱漆で巧みに描写されています。