Handcrafted Wooden and Leather Hair Sticks with Zen and Taoist Sayings
Handcrafted Wooden and Leather Hair Sticks with Zen and Taoist Sayings
Handcrafted Wooden and Leather Hair Sticks with Zen and Taoist Sayings
Handcrafted Wooden and Leather Hair Sticks with Zen and Taoist Sayings
Handcrafted Wooden and Leather Hair Sticks with Zen and Taoist Sayings
Handcrafted Wooden and Leather Hair Sticks with Zen and Taoist Sayings
Handcrafted Wooden and Leather Hair Sticks with Zen and Taoist Sayings
Handcrafted Wooden and Leather Hair Sticks with Zen and Taoist Sayings
Handcrafted Wooden and Leather Hair Sticks with Zen and Taoist Sayings
Handcrafted Wooden and Leather Hair Sticks with Zen and Taoist Sayings
Handcrafted Wooden and Leather Hair Sticks with Zen and Taoist Sayings

Handcrafted Wooden and Leather Hair Sticks with Zen and Taoist Sayings

$69.00
Engraved: Who binds you?
Who binds you?
"η„‘" (Nothingness)
Product description
Design: This design was inspired by two cups made by a friend. The first time I saw the inscriptions on them, I fell in love. One says, "How to be free? Who binds you?", and the other says "Nothingness." Even after a year or two, I couldn't forget them, so I decided to incorporate these phrases into a hair stick design. I handwrote the character "η„‘" (Nothingness) and carved a wooden stick. I invited my friend to provide the words "Who binds you?" and asked the neighboring leather workshop to help make the leather band. In the end, we created a piece that combines leather, wood, and handwriting, reflecting elements of Zen, Taoism, and secularism.

"Who binds you?" originates from a famous anecdote in which a monk asks, "How to be free?" The master replies, "Who binds you?" Simply put, it means that the real constraint on your inner self is you. Using this phrase on a hair stick designed to hold hair feels intriguing.

"η„‘" (Nothingness) seems like a simple word. "No self, no others, no sentient beings," "Limitless, effortless, the use of the useless." Without further explanation, you can understand it by heart. I couldn't resist making it as an alternative version to "Who binds you?" and, in a way, it can be seen as an answer to that question.

Materials:
1. Ebony wood, hand-polished.
2. Cowhide, thick and textured vegetable-tanned leather, hand-edged, smooth and delicate, with engraved characters using a copper plate cold stamping process.
Length: approx. 13CM (5.12 inches)
Note: Each piece is handcrafted individually, and there may be slight differences in the cut.



engraved sayings "Who binds you?" and "Nothingness,"
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