kokuso-urushi 木屎漆
KEY WORD : art history / sculptures
Also kokuso 木屎. A paste that was made by adding wood powder, or plant fibres like hemp, to a mixture of flour and lacquer. Kokuso-urushi was used on dry lacquer statues *kanshitsu 乾漆 for modelling and building up a statue's surface. It was also used to reinforce joints, mold details of hair and ornaments, and fill unwanted hollows in the wooden core. Kokuso-urushi served as a filler and repair material to treat cracks or damage in any lacquerware vessel.

*mokushin kanshitsu 木心乾漆 

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