Japanese maille
In ancient Japan, maille played an important aesthetic and protective role in the armour of elite Samurai warriors. Single and double-layered maille weaves evolved to protect flexible areas of the body, to connect scales of metal armour, or as a decorative and deflective cover for leather and fabric. Metal plates combined with maille were exquisitely decorated by master artists specializing in metalsmithing techniques such as inlay, chasing, repoussage, engraving, and patination. Japanese maille often featured links of various sizes and shapes. The doubled Japanese Six-In-One, or ‘Hana-Gusari’ weave, is one of our favourites since it is beautiful, strong, and provides many design possibilities.

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