Traditional lacquerware is coated with treated sap extracted from trees that dries to a very hard and smooth surface layer which is durable, waterproof and attractive to look at.
The lacquer sheath can as well withstand acid, alkali, alcohol and high temperatures.
Lacquer Teaware Tray - Rectangle
Lacquer craft in China has a long history. The oldest lacquerware discovered dates back to the Warring States period (403-221 B.C.). the craft has been transferred to Japan, Korea, and other parts of Southeast Asia.The value of a piece of lacquerware only begins with the materials used to make it. A high quality piece of lacquerware requires the skills of several different elements: lacquer, layers, core materials, decoration, colours, design and process.