We design, source and retail a beautiful range of products that showcase the quite unbelievable quality of Vietnamese craftsmanship, combined with a commitment to providing excellent customer service.

We endeavour to base our business on ethical and environmental principles, working closely with craftspeople who work in small family groups and receive fair wages.

We have now CLOSED our online shop and only sell in-person to visitors to our chalets at Bath and Exeter Christmas markets. 

For queries about recent purchases at the markets or for general information please email


The Buyers Guide To Genuine Vietnamese Lacquerware

A problem those keen on collecting lacquerware items face is: How can you tell if it’s real? Whilst we at Silkwood Traders know our items are all genuine because we have built personal relationships with the designers and makers in Vietnam, that doesn’t mean each and every piece outside of the lacquer selling community is […]