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Enjoy handmade craftsmanship from Japan's most sought-after atelier families

Zinlay

Zinlay
Atelier Japan

Since ancient times, various techniques of inlay crafts have been used around the world. Originating from Damascus in Syria, it is said that the techniques of metal inlay crafts traveled along the Silk Road and reached Japan around the Asuka period (592-710).
Inlay crafts were initially used in creating weapons or utensils for religious ceremonies. One of the earliest examples of inlay techniques can be found on the ancient samurai sword Shichisei-ken, held at the Shitennoji Temple in Osaka. Here, intricate inlay decoration can be seen on both the blade and the end of the handle of this large sword. Another example can be found at the Shosoin Imperial Repository in Nara where a sword with gold inlay has been carefully preserved. At Yakushiji Temple in Nara, important symbolic Buddhist patterns are inlayed onto the palms and feet of their main Buddhist statue. Zinlay are a family business that are bringing this beautiful ancient technique into the modern world.

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Zinlay Products

Inlay Tie Pin | Carved Gikgyo Silver – TIE PIN

£18.00

Inlay Tie Pin | Gold – TIE PIN

£18.00

Inlay Ring | Water Drop Ring

£269.99

Inlay Ring | Ichimatsu Pattern Ring

£269.99

Inlay Bracelet | Arabesque Pattern Bracelet

£269.99

Inlay Bracelet | Ichimatsu Pattern Bracelet

£269.99

Inlay Bracelet | Sanskrit Letters Pattern Bracelet

£269.99

Shippo Pattern Necklace

£249.99

Yukiwa Pattern Necklace

£227.99

Inlay Rectangle Pendant | Ginkgyo-PENDANT

£45.99

Inlay Reversible Drop Pendant | Sakura-PENDANT

£116.55

Inlay Fretwork Pendant | Sakura-PENDANT-

£309.99

Inlay Tie Pin | Ginkgyo-TIE PIN

£59.99

Inlay Tie Pin | Chrysanthemum-TIE PIN

£59.99

Inlay Tie Pin with Chain | Ginkgyo-TIE PIN

£99.99

Inlay Cufflinks | Iris-CUFFS

£72.99

Inlay Gold & Silver Cufflinks | Pine Tree-CUFFS

£72.99

Inlay Gold & Silver Earrings | Chrysanthemum-EARRINGS

£69.99

Inlay Italian Style Triangle Earrings | Gold & Silver Dots-EARRINGS

£116.55

Inlay Sakura Drop Pendant | Gold & Silver Sakura-PENDANT

£45.99

Inlay Bangle | Cloisonne style-BANGLE

£829.99

Inlay Leather Bracelet | Japanese Checkered Pattern-BRACELET

£309.99

Inlay Ring | Sakura Large-YUBIWA

£309.99

Inlay Ring | Sakura Small-YUBIWA

£269.99

Inlay Fretwork Pendant or brooch | Japanese Arabesque Design-PENDANT/BROOCH

£435.55

Inlay Choker | Geometrical style-CHOKER

£399.99

Inlay Chain Bracelet | Japanese Checkered Pattern-BRACELET

£229.99

Inlay Tie pin | Grape-TIE PIN

£39.99

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