‘Kumiko’ macrocarpa soap dishes are beautiful
The Kumiko range of macrocarpa soap dishes, are made in NZ by Modish and comprises two sizes. Its design is inspired by Japanese lattice work, called kumiko. Your soap is raised high with plenty of air to assist drying.
What are they made from?
The Kumiko macrocarpa soap dish is made from durable clear grade macrocarpa with no finishing oil. It is just plain naked timber – it has no staples or glue as the parts are pressed tightly together.
The story of Kumiko
“Kumiko is a delicate and sophisticated technique of assembling wooden pieces without the use of nails. Thinly slit wooden pieces are grooved, punched and mortised, and then fitted individually using a plane, saw, chisel and other tools to make fine adjustments. The technique was developed in Japan in the Asuka Era (600-700 AD), and has since been refined and passed down through generations of craftsmen who are passionate about the tradition of Kumiko”. (Reference)
What sizes do they come in?
The small macrocarpa soap dish measures 8.5cm x 8.5cm, and typically holds two bars of soap, while the larger model measures 13cm x 8.5cm.
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