Did you know? In traditional Burmese lacquerware making, decoration is done by etching with free hands, entirely of memory and experience, using a stylet. Although Myanmar acquired the technique of making lacquer from its neighbours, the subsequent development of design motifs is quite unique. These motifs draw their inspiration from enthralled reservoir of Buddhist mythology and Burmese folklore.
Special Guest: Ms Maw Maw Aung
Ms Maw Maw Aung’s great grandfather U Bo Guang founded Bagan House in 1939, during the British colonial times. She is the fourth generation of the family in the lacquerware making business.
The Burmese Lacquerware is a living traditional art began with the Pagoda in Bagan. Since 11th Century, it has never faded away and has still been producing by the people in Bagan. Maw Maw and her team will come to Hong Kong personally and give a live demonstration of traditional Burmese lacquerware making techniques.