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Lacquered wood box, 'Golden Day Out' - Lacquered Mangr Wood Decorative Box

Product ID: 77112

Lacquered Mangr Wood Decorative Box, "Golden Day Out"

byNantana Sompamitre: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (91)
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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nicole

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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Carol

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08/28/2021

"I love it! ??"

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It s a beautiful piece of art and so well executed. Glossy, pretty flowers and a joy to display on my dresser!!

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janine

From Northern Colorado, USA

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08/27/2021

"The little boxes ARE the gift!"

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Dear Ms. Sompamitre, I bought these lovely hand painted lacquered boxes so I could add a ring, earrings, necklace etc., of my own, and then give them as gifts to my nieces. I was so surprised at just what beautiful craftsmanship went into creating each singular box! They are truly unique gifts in and of themselves! Thank you most sincerely for sharing your artistry with my family and myself. PS. I especially loved the way you continued the floral motif around the circumference of the bottom portion of the box. Its surely an artists touch!

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

Donald W

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08/14/2021

"My Beautiful Little Blue Box"

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This item is BEAUTIFUL! The detail and color are exquisite! I keep it on my desk to hold my most cherished trinkets. It makes me so happy!

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David

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07/05/2021

"Great box"

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Very detailed, well made

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Sherry

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06/16/2021

"Beautiful box for anything!"

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Love this box. Great for rubber bands, paper clips, or anything. Beautifully done!

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