CART : $0.00 USD

$0.00 USD

Burmese Lacquerware Pumpkin Box (medium)

  • Burmese Lacquerware Pumpkin Box (medium)

$225.00 USD

Hard to decide? Ask your friends :)

Burmese Lacquerware Pumpkin Box (medium)

  • Dimensions:Â  4.5" H x 8.5" C

Yun-de  is Lacquerware in  Burmese, and the art is called  Pan yun. The lacquer is the sap tapped from the varnish tree  or  Thitsee  that grows wild in the forests of  Myanmar  (formerly Burma).   It is straw-colored but turns black on exposure to air. When brushed in or coated on, it forms a hard glossy smooth surface resistant to a degree effects of exposure to moisture or heat.

Lacquer vessels, boxes and trays have a coiled or woven bamboo-strip base often mixed with horsehair, and the thitsee may be mixed with ashes or sawdust to form a putty-like substance called  thayo  which can be sculpted. The object is coated layer upon layer with thitsee and thayo to make a smooth surface, polished and engraved with intricate designs, commonly using red, green and yellow colors on a red or black background.   The objects are all handmade and the designs and engraving done free-hand. It may take three to four months to finish a small vessel but perhaps over a year for a larger piece.

*due to the nature of this product, each item will be unique and may not perfectly reflect the image. Â  Sizes are approximate.

Related Products
4 knot 12 strand elephant hair style Sterling Silver Bracelet

4 knot 12 strand ...

The legend of the Elephant Hair Bracelet dates back to over 1200 years. It was believed that wear...

injiri Char-Bagh-51 Dress

injiri Char-Bagh-...

injiri Char-Bagh-51 Dress 50% Hand Loomed Organic Indian cotton 50% Silk Handmade in India Dime...

Flying the Hump Commemorative Flight Jacket

Flying the Hump C...

Flying the Hump Commemorative Flight Jacket (Bomber Jacket) The Elephant Story designed these fli...

injiri Kediyu Top

injiri Kediyu Top

injiri  Kediyu Top    Injiri, meaning â ‚¬œreal Indiaâ ‚¬ �. It is a historic word for â ‚¬œrea...