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Gold Cups

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Gold Cups

123.00

Set of two cups made with real burmese gold. The gold is hand pounded to be thinner than paper then adhered to a hand-shaped lacquered vessel. Recommended for use with cold ingredients only, or decoration. 

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. A few more rare pieces are also adorned with real gold leaf. 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 two cups made with real burmese gold. The gold is hand pounded to be thinner than paper then adhered to a hand-shaped lacquered vessel. Recommended for use with cold ingredients only, or decoration. 

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. A few more rare pieces are also adorned with real gold leaf. Finally, it is dried and polished. This process is repeated several times and requires great skill, experience and time.