This handmade creation is offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic.
Painted by hand, this lacquered turtle sculpture augurs good fortune and long life for artisan Nantana Sompamitre. She applies as many as 20 coats of lacquer to the sculpture and polishes it with powdered fired clay.Product Features :
Story Behind the Art:
- Colors: Black, green and purple
- Materials: Lacquered mango wood
- Dimensions: 7.3 inches wide x 3.2 inches high x 4.3 inches deep
Nantana Sompamitre learnt her craft from her husband. 'We married when I was 23 years old. We realized that with his skill and mine, we could start our own workshop. He taught me and thanks to my crafting background, I learned quickly. Gradually more shops took an interest in our work and we soon began to sell more. We were very happy as we could see we had a bright future ahead of us. This is what I am proudest of in life. I never dared to dream of a day like this.'What is Worldstock?The handcrafted touch of artisan skill creates variations in color, size and design. If buying two of the same item, slight differences should be expected. Note: Color discrepancies may occur between this product and your computer screen.ImportedShips Carbon Neutral*
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