LACQUERWARE

LACQUERWARE

An unique craft in Vietnam

Since 2000 years ago the Vietnamese had learned to use lacquer to paint their boats as well as their wooden and bamboo water tanks in order to make them more durable and waterproof. When they learned to add color to lacquer with vermilion, it was used to beautify objects for rituals and worship, especially for temples, pagodas and other architectural edifices. Lacquer was also used to coat household appliances of the rich such as trays, boxes, cabinets… There are 31 lacquer villages in Vietnam, employing 11,000 producers

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