The brass bookends are heavy in weight so that they can stably hold books.
The bottom is lined with a felt so that it won't damage the surface on which the bookends are placed.
There are two shapes:
FUNDO bookends have the shape of Japanese old-style weights which were used for scaling silk or silver currency in the EDO period. FUNDO shape is still alive as a map symbol for banks today.
KOMAGATA is designed after the shape of the Japanese chess pieces, "koma."
The surface of the bookend is IHADA (brass crude casting surface)-finished. The IHADA bookends gradually change its color over the course of years due to oxidization. The longer it is used, the richer and subtler it becomes.
IHADA (Brass Crude Casting Surface)
The combinations of these two specifications constitute 2 SKUs:
FUNDO x IHADA | Product Code: FUTA-052
KOMAGATA x IHADA | Product Code: FUTA-053