Raden is a traditional decorative art from Japan. By working with thin strips of mother-of-pearl, the artist creates an original and strikingly striped fountain pen, an impressive work of art. Each individually crafted item is handmade and is truly unique.
Pelikan is pleased and proud to offer this new M1000 Raden White Ray Limited Edition as the beautiful successor to the M1000 Raden Green Ray. In addition, the new Raden White Ray combines the beautiful Japanese decorative craftsmanship with Pelikan's famous Souverän® fountain pen, making these pens a symbiosis of two cultures.
The first step in making the Raden M1000 White Ray fountain pen is to give the surface a deep black color using the special Japanese Urushi lacquer. Then the strips typical of this art are made from white mother-of-pearl. In the next step, the stripes are applied to the cap and body with a lacquer coating.
Finally, the artist signs and numbers each pen individually using the Maki-e technique.
The M1000 Raden White Ray comes in a traditional Japanese gift box made of Paulownia wood.
This unique limited edition will be available in September 2021 in a worldwide limited edition of 400 pieces.