Dappled Zorba Inlaid Vase

Lacquer Cambodia,



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A story which symbolises the use of colour in the art form is that lacquer-ware was coloured black by using burnt wood, which represents the underworld, red using mercury : the earth and yellow using arsenic : the heavens. These represent the three important forms of life.

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    Lacquer trees, can take 10 years of growth before they are ready to be harvested. It can then take six months before the lacquer itself can be used, and depending on what is being made, the process of creating lacquerware can take three to four months.Trees in different regions produce different colours of lacquer ? for example, lacquer from trees in Cambodia and Myanmar produce a liquid that is black in colour.It is applied, pure or dyed with mineral pigments, in multiple layers and combined wi...

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    Length: 67.4X10.5X28
    Type of Material:Bamboo, MOP
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