How to make vietnamese lacquerware?
How Do You Prepare the Vietnamese Lacquerware Bases? Lacquer bases are prepared by applying multiple lacquers of a thin black mud to the surface, then letting the mud dry and then sanding the surface between each layer. This process is repeated many times throughout the entire production process.
What is Japanese lacquerware made of?
Lacquerware is coated with a specific type of lacquer made from poison oak sap, or urushi, that originates from the Chinese or Japanese lacquer tree. The term urushi is also used to describe Japanese lacquerware itself.
What do lanterns symbolize in Vietnam?
Although the lanterns are not made from luxury material, they are handcrafted carefully from the old town artists. Their meaning is for good fortune and love. Vietnamese people believe that lighting on and floating those lanterns on the river can bring the health and happiness.
What is the Vietnamese Lantern Festival?
What is the Hoi An Lantern Festival? The Hoi An Lantern Festival is a monthly event that celebrates the full moon. The full moon is one of the most sacred times in the Buddhist calendar. It is said that Buddha was not only born on a full moon but attained enlightenment on a full moon.
What is custom lacquer painting in Vietnam?
Lacquer is considered as one of painting materials in Vietnam. This is the discovery and technology development from traditional craft painting of Vietnam to specific lacquer painting. However, the word “lacquer” is usually misunderstood as fine art painting in Japan and China.
How does Vietnamese lacquerware differ from other countries?
Vietnamese lacquerware differs in that they utilize bright colors and mix all three types (eggshell, sea shell and painting) in their fine art pieces. Many other countries such as Thailandand Myanmaronly have traditional style with gold inlay on black, or perhaps gold inlay on red or brown.
Where does lacquerware come from?
Cyclo driver taking Akaisha through city traffic in Saigon, Vietnam to Lacquerware Factory Lacquerware dates back to at least 1600 years BC in China during the Shang Dynasty. Resin is taken from a tree with a fancy name, which is indigenous to China. More commonly, this tree is known as the Lacquer Tree. That works for me.
Why visit a lacquerware factory in Asia?
If in Asia, one must visit a lacquerware factory. These pieces of art are highly prized for their durability and beauty and take skilled craftsmen months to perfect. We decided to hire cyclo drivers to take us to the factory and it’s a leisurely way to travel this city of over 8 million people.