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Eggshell mosaic box (Round), "Dazzling Diamond"

Dazzling on a sleek, dark cylinder, a mosaic diamond reveals an ancient craft... more

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Dazzling on a sleek, dark cylinder, a mosaic diamond reveals an ancient craft technique. Lacquerware was brought to Thailand from China centuries ago; today Thai artisans have developed their own unique styles. Nantana Sompamitre crafts a decorative box of dramatic beauty. Once the mango wood is carved into the desired shape it is coated with lacquer. Once dried it is polished, and another coat is applied – up to twenty times – before as many six coats of pure lacquer are present. The final layer is polished with powdered fired clay. Next, eggshells are cleaned and cracked into small pieces. Sompamitre arranges them in the desired pattern on a fresh coat of lacquer. The lid is lacquered twice more and sanded in water until the eggshells appear.

  • 0.30 kgs
  • 0.7 lbs
  • 9.5 cm H x 12 cm Diam.
  • 3.7" H x 4.7" Diam.

  • Eggshells, mango wood
  • Do not use abrasives
  • Clean with a soft, dry cloth
  • Free Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Made in Thailand.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Thailand
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48 Testimonials for Nantana Sompamitre

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Carol

A lot of work was involved in this from carving the mango wood, crushing different tones of eggshells and applying them in a pattern and then the lacquer and sanding after to make a gorgeous vase! It proudly sits in my living room, and reminds me of the dark night skies over Haiti, where they also like mangos. Nice work , Nantana!
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Elizabeth

Ohio/USA

The gold on black and the beautiful elephant motif are gorgeous! It is an excellent gift
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PAMELA

italy

beautiful work
 
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