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Lacquered wood box, 'Blue-Eyed Kitty Cat' - Unique Lacquerware Mango Wood

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Unique Lacquerware Mango Wood, "Blue-Eyed Kitty Cat"

byNantana Sompamitre: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (91)
Wearing an elegant collar and adorned with bright flowers, a blue-eyed kitty... more

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Wearing an elegant collar and adorned with bright flowers, a blue-eyed kitty purrs contentedly. Nantana Sompamitre transforms mango wood into a Korat or Si-Sawat (happiness) cat. Loved throughout Thailand, this natural breed originated in Ampur Pimai in the province of Korat where they have been bred in the royal cattery since 1350. The elegant cat was owned only by royalty and courtiers. Sompamitre carves wood into the desired shape and coats it with lacquer. Once dried it is polished, and another coat is applied – up to twenty times. The final layer is polished with powdered fired clay and painted by hand.

  • 0.16 kgs
  • 0.4 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
  • 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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Judy

From PA/USA

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11/10/2020

"the perfect gift"

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I bought this for a friend - c cat lover of course - and she really loved it. Dont hesitate - if you like cats get it! very nice quality

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Judy

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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Paula

From North Carolina in the United States

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09/28/2017

"Fun; great gift"

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This handsome lacquered kitty-box made a great gift for my cat-loving friend.

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Decoration Holding small items Cunning Cute Bright

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Gift Occasion:
  • This was a gift for: Friend
  • Occasion: birthday

Ziata

From SF Bay Area California

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01/13/2017

"So sweet and delicate"

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Beautifully painted kitty. Delicate but beautifully made cat box, one I am sure to treasure for years.

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Jewelry trinkets or secret treasures Jewelry trinkets or secret treasures

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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'

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