Our stylish cigarette case is ornamented with an intricate mother of pearl design.
The elaborate adornment with the iridescence of mother of pearl designs makes it an impressive item for collection.
The embossed pattern on the backside and inside surface, which helps prevent slipping, adds beautiful panache to this cigarette case.
• Unique Mother of Pearl Design
• Beautiful embossed pattern on the backside and inside surface
• Comes with a nice gift box and pouch
• Size: 100S: 4"W x 2.7"D x 0.6"H (10.2 x 6.8 x 1.5cm), Regular: 3.7"W x 2.6"D x 0.7"H (9.5 x 6.5 x 1.7cm)
• Materials : Steel, Mother of Pearl
• Color : Multicolored
• Weight : 66g
Mother of pearl, lacquer paint and wood are the three basic materials needed to make a piece of Najeon
Chilgi, and the process involves approximately 45 time-consuming stages. The first step involves making
a basic frame, or ‘skeleton,’ by using Red pine, Oregon pine, Zelcova, Paulownia or another fine-quality
wood. When the frame is polished properly, it must be coated with saengot, or ‘fresh lacquer’ generously
and evenly. This is followed by another application of lacquer paint, or chiljuk (‘lacquer paste’) to fill up
any nooks or crevices on the frame. The surface of the object is then covered with a hemp cloth, which is
lacquered on. After that, the process of drying and coating is repeated, sometimes more than 12 times,
before the inlaying of the mother of pearl designs begins. The final stage involves another lengthy
process of repeated grinding, lacquering and polishing. This means that a lacquer painted
mother of pearl work, however tiny it may be, may take months or even years to complete.