Handmade Lacquered Mango Wood Boxes (Pair), "Floral Octagons"
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Sleek black lacquer is strewn with brilliant flowers, each one painted by hand. Nantana Sompamitre creates the floral gardens on a matched pair of octagonal boxes. She carves 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 finish the piece. The final layer is polished with powdered fired clay.
This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.
This artist positively impacts their community through job creation and provides jobs for 2 or more people.
The Women's Empowerment badge is awarded to female artisans or artisan groups that are led by women.