Custom Pens - KLERPN119FP - "Rapa Nui"
About our Pens
Custom pens use a pre-made nib (or nib unit) and everything else is handcrafted. Creating our bespoke pens involves -mainly- the use of a metal and a wood lathe to shape the parts of the writing instruments: Grip section, Body, and Cap. To make these parts we choose materials such as wood, ebonite, metals and acrylics.
About this piece:
This pen was inspired by the "moais" (monolithic human figures carved by the Rapa Nui people on Easter Island in eastern Polynesia between the years 1250 and 1500 CE) .
Rapa Nui, the indigenous name of Easter Island, bears witness to a unique cultural phenomenon.
A society of Polynesian origin that settled there c. A.D. 300 established a powerful, imaginative and original tradition of monumental sculpture and architecture, free from any external influence.
From the 10th to the 16th century this society built shrines and erected enormous stone figures, which created an unrivalled cultural landscape that continues to fascinate people throughout the world.
A mere dot in the vast Pacific Ocean, Rapa Nui (Easter Island) is a one-of-a-kind place whose very remoteness lends it unmistakable authenticity and an aura of mystery...
Materials: 925 Silver / Acrylic
Weight : 68.5 g (Cap: 46.1 g / Body: 22.4 g)
Length capped : 16 cm
Length uncapped : 14.5 cm
Diameter (cap) : 1.6 cm
Nib : Jowo #6
Holder: Ancient Wood* (100-300 AD) / 925 Silver
*This ancient wood was discovered (1992) in Roeselare -Belgium- in an historical excavation and it goes back to the Roman times ("Civitas Menapiorum" 100-300 AD) belonged to waterwells found on the site. Thanks to Intermunicipal Heritage Service RADAR, Willem Hantson (Archeologist /Heritage Consultant RADAR) and Projectvereniging BIE. https://bienet.be/plank-zkt-bestemming/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Menapii