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Product ID: 77112

Lacquered Mangr Wood Decorative Box, "Golden Day Out"

byNantana Sompamitre: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (72)
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
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  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes

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72

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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08/04/2020

"Bought a year ago ..."

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And it gives me pleasure every day. Delicate and elegant.

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Deb

From Groton/CT/USA

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07/08/2020

"Adorable and fun!"

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Gorgeous gorgeous! The detail is outstanding! Great for putting a jewelry gift inside to really step up a present!

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  • Gift giving!

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07/02/2020

"Nice design"

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It s a nice-looking box, larger than I expected, good for keeping small items like jewelry. The only thing is, I have golden shimmer powder on my hands and fingers after handling the box.

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From OH

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04/29/2020

"Blue Eyed Kitter - a purrrr-fect gift"

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Poor little Blue Eyed Cats review never shows up... I bought this years ago as a gift for a friend of mine...I get a smile when I see it proudly displayed in her home. Painted details are exquisite.

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From 37932

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04/22/2020

"Exquisite detail!"

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Purple is my favorite color along with black! Perfect for my rings when I put lotion on or shower! I love the floral design and everything about this small (its actually quite larger than I expected) treasure!

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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.

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