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Lacquered Mangr Wood Decorative Box, "Golden Day Out"

byNantana Sompamitre: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (86)
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
  • Made in Thailand.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Thailandicon info
Gift Info
  • Free Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes

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86

From kalamazoo michigan usa

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06/21/2016

"Lacquer magic"

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

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Golden Day Out, Lacquered Mangr Wood Decorative Box

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05/02/2021

"Classy and beautiful"

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beautiful box, great detail, delicate

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04/20/2021

"Very beautiful small present"

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I bought this set to give to three of my aunts so I could give something similar to each of them and avoid family quarrells about ?My present isnt as good as hers~? without giving them exactly the same thing. These boxes worked perfectly. Now they can go on quarrelling about somebody elses present.

Best Uses

  • Decoration, saving family gatherings

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04/20/2021

"Extremely delicate paintwork"

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I really like these lacquer boxes for their unusal shape (square, oval and round being the norm) and the intrincate and minute brushwork of the painting. It is delicate and minimal at the same time to cumpliment modern and minimalist interiors.

Best Uses

  • Bobonnière, decoration, to keep knick-knacks

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03/11/2021

"So cute"

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This is the cutest owl. Great for on my kitchen windowsill!

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From CA

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01/29/2021

"Adorable little boxes"

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These boxes are adorable! The flowers are cute and well painted. Theyre perfect for storing rings or small earrings and they look great on the shelf.

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  • jewelry storage

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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.

This artist positively impacts their community through job creation and provides jobs for 2 or more people.

The Women's Empowerment badge is awarded to female artisans or artisan groups that are led by women.

 
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