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Lacquer & Horse Hair Cups

50.00
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Lacquer & Horse Hair Cups

50.00

These beautiful lacquer cups have exposed horse hair for a unique and textured design. Sold in a set of two, handmade in Bagan, Myanmar. 

Minor imperfections may be visible due to the handmade nature of these pieces. Please do not use for boiling hot liquids.

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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These beautiful lacquer cups have exposed horse hair for a unique and textured design. Sold in a set of two, handmade in Bagan, Myanmar. 

Minor imperfections may be visible due to the handmade nature of these pieces. Please do not use for boiling hot liquids.

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.