Lacquer boxes

Lacquer wares represent the epitome of handicraft and originate from China and Japan, but centuries ago spread slowly throughout Asia. As the material is ultimately perishable, antique lacquer wares are rare and seldom without restoration. The process is not only complicated, but also highly time consuming as thinly weaved strips of bamboo are d...

Lacquer wares represent the epitome of handicraft and originate from China and Japan, but centuries ago spread slowly throughout Asia. As the material is ultimately perishable, antique lacquer wares are rare and seldom without restoration. The process is not only complicated, but also highly time consuming as thinly weaved strips of bamboo are dipped in lacquer up to 18 times and between each process left to dry. The lacquer must be evenly applied and thereafter protected from the perils of nature, hence they were often kept in caves during the drying process. The ultimate beauty is manifested in the intricate patterns and subsequent application of striking colors which ensures a superior sheen,  - yes, an antique lacquer box is truly handicraft at its best!

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