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Lacquered Mangr Wood Decorative Box, "Golden Day Out"

Walking through a forest of golden foliage, a family of elephants enjoys a day... more

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Walking through a forest of golden foliage, a family of elephants enjoys a day of leisure. This scene of tradition is inspired by the mural paintings of central Thailand. Nantana Sompamitre hand-carves the statuette from mango wood and coats it with several layers of lacquer, which she prepares from the Gluta usitata tree and ashes of burnt rice paddy husks.

Sompamitre executes the moving scene 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 lacquerware 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.

  • 0.37 kgs
  • 0.8 lbs
  • 6 cm H x 18 cm W x 10 cm D
  • 2.4" H x 7" W x 3.9" D

  • 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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This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.

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"Lacquer magic"

I never tire of this special box on my dresser, such a wonderful print.

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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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italy

beautiful work
 
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