If you've travelled through Vietnam you would have, without a doubt, comes across lacquered art and decor on your travels. Lacquerware is ubiquitous to Vietnam. Sculptures, furniture, bowls, trays, vases and so much more, in a huge variety of incredible colours, are made using the lacquer process in Vietnam.
Lacquerware can vary drastically in quality. We're thrilled to be able to showcase two high end lacquerware brands from Ho Chi Minh City who pride themselves on quality products that are both durable, functional and modern in design.
Lacquerware = wooden or fibreglass objects painted and preserved with lacquer. Lacquer is a clear, water-resistant resin made from the sap of the Rhus Succedanea tree. The application of lacquer to wooden artefacts is an ancient process dating back thousands of years.
Lacquered home accessories are the result of a time-honoured process. Up to 13 coats of lacquer are used on many pieces. The traditional lacquer process practiced in Vietnam is quite complicated and can take up to 4 months to finish one piece. Even a simple tray takes a minimum of 75 days.
Can you serve food on Lacquerware?
Any food can be served on lacquerware, but it s best to serve cold or only warm food as most lacquerware itself has wood, resin or hard rubber as a core and it may be easy to crack if exposed to high heat.
What is the best way to store lacquerware?
To avoid any damage to lacquerware, put paper towels between the dishes before stacking, lacquerware should also not be exposed to direct sunlight for a long periods of time because the colour can fade or change.
How do you look after your lacquerware?