Handmade Galactic Glaciers Eggshell mosaic centerpiece(Thailand)

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Handmade Galactic Glaciers Eggshell mosaic centerpiece(Thailand)

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Shattered eggshell motifs suggest glacial movements, rendered with a sort of stellar profundity. Outside, a faint greenish-brown tone mingles with the dark background, exemplifying the mystique of Thai design. Daeng Thanunchai presents this handcrafted masterpiece for the stately interior. For decorative purposes only.

To complete this piece, coiled bamboo basketry is carved into the desired shape on a lathe. A mixture of lacquer - obtained from the Gluta usitata tree - and ashes of burnt rice paddy husks is then applied to the object. Upon exposure to air the mixture dries to form a watertight seal that is polished before another coat is applied. This process is repeated until a rigid base is formed, and a final polishing is executed with sandpaper. Then several coats of pure lacquer are painted on the object, with drying periods in between each coat.

Next, chicken or duck eggshells are thoroughly cleaned and spread out on paper towels to dry. Once dry, they are cracked into small pieces and arranged in a mosaic pattern. Then lacquer is once again applied to the piece and the shells are placed onto this fresh coat. The work is then lacquered twice, and once the lacquer is dry it is sanded in water until the eggshells slowly appear. The piece is finally washed with water and polished with powdered fired clay, resulting in an alluring gleam.

Originally from China, lacquer ware has been one of the classic Burmese and Thai crafts for many centuries. Extremely sophisticated and intricately engraved objects were produced for use at monasteries and the Royal Court. But over the centuries, distinctive Thai designs and techniques evolved. It became a remarkable handicraft in the northern province of Chiang Mai, where it still remains prominent thanks to fervent preservers and innovators like Daeng Thanunchai.

Wash by hand with non-abrasive cleaners.

Product Features
  • Dimension :2.8 H x 7.75 Diam.
  • Weight :0.46
  • Color Gold
  • Eggshell on lacquered bamboo
  • Wipe with a damp cloth
  • Made In :Thailand

Story behind the art :I was born the 6th of February, 1946 in northern Thailand. I have two sons but they are not interested to learn my craft. I must use all my knowledge and experience, be extremely focused and above all very patient.In summer, we simply could not work with the lacquer for it would melt and behave strangely.I also have adapted other materials to specific shapes so as to craft innovative items. I particularly work with clay that I prepare and that the artisans shape later on the wheel. Presently, I just work when the orders come in and rest in between. I am very pleased to have come in contact with Novica, and I am glad to see that objects made with my hands are going to reach people all over the world. I want to tell the customers that I spent my whole life to be a lacquer artisan, and my wares somehow represent this life. I will keep on crafting my objects to my best and you will not be disappointed when you hold and display them. To complete this piece, coiled bamboo basketry is first carved on a lathe into the desired shape. A mixture of lacquer and ashes of burnt rice paddy husks is then applied to the object. Upon exposure to air the mixture dries to form a watertight seal that is polished before another coat is applied. This process is repeated until a rigid base is formed, and a final polishing is executed with sandpaper. Then several coats of pure lacquer are painted on the object, with drying periods in between each coat.


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.

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Country of Origin: Thailand

Specifications

Item #
33332826
Style
Modern & Contemporary
Material
Bamboo
Assembly
Assembled
Season or Holiday
All Seasons
Color
Gold
Commercial
Yes
Handmade
Worldstock
Product Features
Handmade
Worldstock
Worldstock
Dimensions
1.2 In. X 7.75 In. X 2.8 In.
Model Number
50196

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