WILD AT HEART
Hand made with love is something we seem to hear and say quite a lot at SHIBUI & Co, so we wanted to take a moment to reflect on what that actually means.
On the surface, it’s an acknowledgement that the item has been produced with care and intention and carries a little bit of the artisan with it, wherever the item ends up.
But it’s also more than that. Each skilfully created piece brings hours, if not years or even decades of skill with it. Dedication, perseverance, mistakes, achievements, pride, energy, patience and joy. And that, in anyone’s language, is only something that happens over time when it involves love.
In the case of cultural tradition, that same love is spread across generations and dynasties, carefully handed down from family member to family member or from master to student. This edition we bring you tales from around the world which fulfil that criteria: Japan, Peru, Morocco, Indonesia and France. Although we’ll never know the lives which have gone before, we couldn’t be prouder to bring their stories to you.