Lacquered bamboo bowl, 'Swirls'
Expertly lacquered, this decorative bowl by Daeng Thanunchai features a lustrous combination of red swirls on a dark background. Its conical perfection further enhances the allure. Made in Thailand.
- Not for use with foods
- 9.8" Diam. x 4.5" H
- Weight: 0.8 lb
- Lacquered bamboo
- Offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic.
Ships directly from our partner office in Thailand. Please allow 2 to 3 weeks for delivery. This item is not available for express shipping and cannot be delivered to PO Boxes or APO/FPO.
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Artisan: Daeng Thanunchai
"I have been crafting lacquer wares for over forty years. My parents did not have the financial means to afford the education of six children, so I had to leave school. We heard one day that the Department of Factories was promoting a course with a lacquer ware specialist from Japan, so I enrolled and learned from this Japanese master of lacquer for six years.
"Upon completion, I worked for the company who funded the course. During that time I met Jinda, who was later to become my beloved wife. I worked for this company many years and eventually I was promoted to head worker. The owners, my co-workers and the customers liked my works and that really made me proud and happy. But I gradually thought of starting my own workshop, because I was not being challenged anymore and the company was taking credit for my work. I resigned and set up a little workshop in my house.
"Hand-crafting lacquer ware is extremely difficult. A single piece takes me between one and two months to complete, sometimes even longer. In the past, when technology was not as advanced as today, it took us even longer a time for we had to obey the natural laws, follow the seasons, and give into their wishes. You see, the humidity is a very important factor in the drying of liquid lacquer."
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