"Path of War" Series Design Concept

a manifesto of arming / crusade against foreign enemy.

WOTANCRAFT Path Of War calligraphy strap

When talking about the Three Kingdoms, "ZhuGe Liang" is the most legendary figure. Military strategist, fierce gereral, imperial chancellor... non of these names sum up his life better than his own words: "devoted till the day I die", which appeared in his "PATH OF WAR" royal crusade manifesto.

Almost a century after ZhuGe Liang's royal crusade, another legendary Chinese general Yue Fei was so inspired by ZhuGe Liang, that he transcribed the "PATH OF WAR" in cursive calligraphy, which became the most well-known transcription of "PATH OF WAR" to date.

WOTANCRAFT brought the artistic cursive strokes of "PATH OF WAR" to life, adding our hand-dyed fading effect to cowhide leather, to recreate a "stone rubbing" look that are often seen in Chinese calligraphy transcription.