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Lacquered centerpiece, 'Lunar Offering'

NOVICA

$17295

A glossy moon of mango wood showcases Nantana Sompamitre's art. This exquisite bowl is lacquered inside and out; the deep blue surface is richly adorned in gold. She lathes the mango wood into the desired shape and coats it with lacquer. Once dried it is polished, and another coat is applied � up to twenty times � before as many six coats of pure lacquer are present. The final layer is polished with powdered fired clay. The piece is gilded with a technique called lai rot nam. Sompamitre engraves the motif free-hand with a sharp tool, and the piece is dusted with a wooden powder. Then the background is covered with a gummy paint and dusted again. A thin coat of lacquer is applied to the entire surface and, before it dries, gold leaves are placed over it and firmly pressed into place.