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Lacquer Wood Trinket Box, "Royal Heritage Cat"

Playful and coquettish, this cat personifies the most exclusive of felines,... more

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Playful and coquettish, this cat personifies the most exclusive of felines, Thailand's Korat, or Si-Sawat cat, reserved only for royals and high-ranking officials. This cat of natural race has been bred in the royal cattery of Korat province since 1350. The earliest known record of the Korat appears in "The Cat-Book of Poems" edited between 1350 and 1767. This book presents Thailand's seventeen good luck cats, and is presently found at Bangkok's National Library.

According to this book, "the Korat has a body color like the dok lao (a plant similar to lemongrass, but with silver-tipped flowers). The hairs are smooth, with roots like clouds and tips like silver; the eyes shine like dewdrops on a lotus leaf." Locally, the cat is known as Si-Sawat, (Happiness). By tradition, a Korat cat is given to a young royal couple on their wedding day as a symbol of happiness and long lasting marriage.

Nantana Sompamitre replicates the cat's elegance as she carves this unique jewelry box of mango wood. Painted with acrylics, the piece receives several coats of lacquer, which Sompamitre prepares from the Gluta usitata tree and ashes of burnt rice paddy husks.

As each is individually handmade, please expect a slight variation in size and color.

  • 0.14 kgs
  • 0.3 lbs
  • 10 cm H x 13 cm W x 6.5 cm D
  • 3.9" H x 5" W x 2.6" 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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06/20/2016

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"This sassy cat..."

... holds my nail clippers. Smart kitty!

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"Pretty Cat Trinket Box"

What a charming, well-crafted little gem of a box. I love the shiny black lacquer and the style and shape of this. It's a must for any cat lover to keep special keepsakes safe and handy.

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"Royal Heritage Cat Box"

Beautiful craftsmanship. A perfect gift and decor piece for cat lovers! Very pleased with purchase.

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Gift Occasion:
  • This was a gift for: Daughter
  • Occasion: Christmas

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"Smile on everyone's face"

Nantana did a beautiful and delightful job on this adorable cat. It will be cherished forever. Thank you

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  • This was a gift for: Neice
  • Occasion: 'just because'

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"My second purchase!"

Royal Heritage Cat is a gorgeous box for keeping a few of your favorite go-to jewelry pieces. I love mine so I bought one for my cat loving daughter. She approved!

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Painted cat mango wood

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48 Testimonials for Nantana Sompamitre

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!

Elizabeth

Ohio/USA

The gold on black and the beautiful elephant motif are gorgeous! It is an excellent gift

PAMELA

italy

beautiful work
 
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