handmade

Introducing the Jasmine family in Bagan, Myanmar. Shein Aung and his family is producing lacquer ware. And he is very proud of his products and moreover about the technique and the natural materials he is using. And he can be very proud. His lacquer ware is simply beautiful. Each piece has up to 14 layers of lacquer and it can take up to 4-5 months until it is finished. No chemical adhesives are used differently than some of other producers do.

If you ever visit Myanmar, pass by the Jasmine family. They are happy to show you around and tell you more about the production. You can find them on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/jasminefamily/ or on trip advisor.

 

Shein Aung in the underground drying room

The second designer is engraving the artwork

The production facility in the backyard of the Jasmine family’s house in Bagan

The base of the lacquer ware

The result of approximately 5 months of work