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Striped Lacquer Cup

110.00
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Striped Lacquer Cup

110.00

Intricately etched, handmade lacquer cup. This artist is the heir to one of the oldest, most reputable lacquerware houses in Bagan. The family produces pieces of the highest quality adorned with beautiful original designs that set them apart from the rest. National Geographic interviewed Two-Two's grandfather back in the seventies; he still has the article which he will ecstatically show you if you ever make it to Myanmar. 

Minor imperfections may be visible due to the handmade nature of this piece. 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 luster that is waterproof and durable. The object is then meticulously etched with original designs using a fine metal point, then filled with colored lacquer. Finally, it is dried and polished. This process is repeated several times and requires great skill, experience and time. 

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Intricately etched, handmade lacquer cup. This artist is the heir to one of the oldest, most reputable lacquerware houses in Bagan. The family produces pieces of the highest quality adorned with beautiful original designs that set them apart from the rest. National Geographic interviewed Two-Two's grandfather back in the seventies; he still has the article which he will ecstatically show you if you ever make it to Myanmar. 

Minor imperfections may be visible due to the handmade nature of this piece. 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 luster that is waterproof and durable. The object is then meticulously etched with original designs using a fine metal point, then filled with colored lacquer. Finally, it is dried and polished. This process is repeated several times and requires great skill, experience and time.