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Product ID: 77106

Fair Trade Lacquered Wood Centerpiece, "Spiritual Treasures"

byNantana Sompamitre: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (69)
Inspired by spiritual customs, Nantana Sompamitre designs an offering tray of... more

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Inspired by spiritual customs, Nantana Sompamitre designs an offering tray of glorious beauty. It is intended to be filled with colorful lotus flowers and placed on an altar in front of Buddha's image. Adorned with sumptuous golden flowers, this mango wood offering bowl is covered with several coats of lacquer, which Sompamitre prepares from the Gluta usitata tree and ashes of burnt rice paddy husks.

Sompamitre executes the florid motifs with a traditional gilding technique called lai rot nam ("watered pattern"). First the patterns are engraved free-hand with a sharp-pointed tool, and then the piece is dusted with a wooden powder. The black background is covered with a yellow gummy paint, which comes from a tree resin that has been placed in water for a day. After that, a thin coat of lacquer is applied to the entire surface and, before it dries, gold leaf is placed over it. The piece is then left to dry for approximately 20 hours. Finally, the whole lacquer ware is thoroughly rinsed in water rinsing out impurities or unattached gold leaf. The result is a piece of rich artistry where shimmering gold engraved designs contrast against a high-gloss black background.

  • 0.26 kgs
  • 0.6 lbs
  • 11.5 cm H x 16 cm Diam.
  • 4.5" H x 6.25" Diam.

  • Mango wood and gold leaf
  • For decorative use only
  • Do not use abrasives
  • Wipe with a damp cloth
  • Made in Thailand.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Thailandicon info
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  • Free Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes

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69

From OH

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04/29/2020

"Blue Eyed Kitter - a purrrr-fect gift"

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Poor little Blue Eyed Cats review never shows up... I bought this years ago as a gift for a friend of mine...I get a smile when I see it proudly displayed in her home. Painted details are exquisite.

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04/22/2020

"Exquisite detail!"

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Purple is my favorite color along with black! Perfect for my rings when I put lotion on or shower! I love the floral design and everything about this small (its actually quite larger than I expected) treasure!

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From Indianapolis, IN, USA

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03/26/2020

"I love the mango wood cat boxes"

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I have two of these now in different patterns. Very well crafted and painted. Love them both!

Best Uses

  • Trinkets, small jewelry like rings or earrings

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03/24/2020

"Gorgeous"

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Weve had this box for a little while now and its used daily to put rings in when Im in the kitchen or crafting. It has held up to a lot of use and still looks as beautiful as the day I opened the package

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02/26/2020

"Beautiful"

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This was a gift for my mother,who loves elephants.Lovely piece,the laquerwork is perfect,not a flaw to be seen.She will treasure it.

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01/30/2020

"Floral Fantasy"

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Elegant unique shaped trinket box for small treasures.

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  • Jewelry box, treasure storage

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