Delta dedicates the 7th
Indigenous People collection to the the most unique cultures
that the World has ever known, the Legendary Ainu of Japan's
Northernmost Island, Hokkaido. Ainu, (pronounced, I- NOO) means "Mankind" in the Ainu
Language. The Dutch Sailor, Maerten Vries first discovered them
in 1643, and the Ainu revered the Bear, a hunger/fisher like
themselves. It is believed that only a few hundred or so Pure
Ainu survive today.
The barrel and cap of Delta's Ainu pens are made in a darkish blue resin
interweaved with rings in resin of various other colors. The clip offers a three-dimensional representation of the
"Nipopo" (wooden baby). The Ainu fountain pen fills
via lateral lever filling system and features an 18kt solid gold nib;
customized and engraved with a Tamasay a ceremonial glass bead
necklace passed from generation-to-generation by Ainu women.
The Ainu limited edition sterling silver fountain
pen and rollerball pen is limited to 1643 pieces
worldwide. The special limited edition vermeil fountain
pen fills via lateral lever filling system and is limited to
1,643 pieces worldwide.