Thai Bamboo(147 items)
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What an amazing piece of art
I was blown away when this beautiful vase arrived at my home. Its amazing to know that it is made from bamboo and lacquer - even from its light weight one would not guess how it was made. Daengs work is superior in its artistry, the colors shimmer and the finish is truly breathtaking. There arent enough superlatives... This was a gift and the recipients love it and were just as amazed with it as was I. It was so tempting to keep it!
A bit stiff, I cannot get it fully open, but us it as a screen to hide HVAC equipment WHEN ENTRTAINING OUTSIDE
A stunning use of natural materials
Wow, this umbrella is so intricately built and beautiful to look at. When it s open you see all the gorgeous bamboo ribbing and a latticework of thick strings that make it function. The painted cotton reminds me of a waxed canvas in texture. The beige color I ordered is more brown/pink, sort of like a diluted terra cotta. It created a gorgeous variegated effect. The umbrella is large and sturdy but not heavy to carry. Does take some strength to open. I love it so much. Thank you for making it.
Popular Thai Bamboo
Lacquered bamboo plate, "Ablaze"$259.99
Rotating lines of red and black compose the mesmerizing essence of this decorative plate. Daeng Thanunchai patiently elaborates the work by hand, its natural materials imbued with a sense of organic mystique. A fiery cultural expression.
To complete this piece, coiled bamboo basketry is firstly carved on a lathe into the desired shape. A mixture of lacquer - obtained from tree and ashes of burnt rice paddy husks - is then applied to the object. Upon exposure to air the mixture dries to form a watertight seal that is polished before another coat is applied. This process is repeated until a rigid base is formed, and a final polishing is executed with sandpaper. Then several coats of pure lacquer are painted on the object, with drying periods in between each coat.
The work is partially polished with sandpaper according to a predetermined pattern - generally concentric - and a few coats of different lacquer colors are applied to the surface and the object is left to dry for a few days. The process remains identical for each ensuing color, alternating lacquering and polishing sessions until the design is achieved. The final coat is washed with water and polished with powdered fired clay, offering an irresistible sheen.
Hand Painted Floral Cotton Parasol, "Thai Flowers"$44.99
Relax in the shade with this floral themed parasol from Thailand artisan Nikom. Stretched over a bamboo frame, the parasol is hand painted with red and yellow flowers on a black and white background. Suitable for sunny days, the parasol is not recommended for use in the rain.