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Bamboo & Lacquer Bowls

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Bamboo & Lacquer Bowls

84.00

Set of 3 nesting lacquer bowls from Myanmar. These bowls are handmade in Bagan from start to finish using dried bamboo then hand painted with black lacquer. May be used for cool ingredients only, or for decoration. Bowls are 4,5, & 6 inches in diameter.

Some imperfections may be visible due to the handmade nature of this piece.

Burmese Lacquerware
The tradition of lacquerware is centuries old in Burma, and almost exclusively produced in Old Bagan. The lacquer is made from the sap of the Melanorrhoeausitata tree found in the North of the country, and the pigments are also of natural origin, derived from ochre and indigo. A dozen or more coats are applied to the object (usually made up of a paper-mache, horse-hair, or bamboo) resulting in a beautiful lustre that is waterproof and durable. The object is then meticulously etched with original designs using a fine metal point, then filled with coloured lacquer. Finally, it is dried and polished. This process is repeated several times and requires great skill, experience and time. 

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Set of 3 nesting lacquer bowls from Myanmar. These bowls are handmade in Bagan from start to finish using dried bamboo then hand painted with black lacquer. May be used for cool ingredients only, or for decoration. Bowls are 4,5, & 6 inches in diameter.

Some imperfections may be visible due to the handmade nature of this piece.

Burmese Lacquerware
The tradition of lacquerware is centuries old in Burma, and almost exclusively produced in Old Bagan. The lacquer is made from the sap of the Melanorrhoeausitata tree found in the North of the country, and the pigments are also of natural origin, derived from ochre and indigo. A dozen or more coats are applied to the object (usually made up of a paper-mache, horse-hair, or bamboo) resulting in a beautiful lustre that is waterproof and durable. The object is then meticulously etched with original designs using a fine metal point, then filled with coloured lacquer. Finally, it is dried and polished. This process is repeated several times and requires great skill, experience and time.