Eggshell mosaic wooden lacquer serving bowl

£45.00

This bowl demands a closer look because it’s only then that you realise that this design is made up of thousands of tiny pieces of real, crushed eggshell all painstakingly placed by hand by skilled craftspeople. Eggshell `painting’ is a traditional artform in Vietnam and we have commissioned some of the most skilled artists to make this range for us.   Placed on a black background, the majority of shell pieces are white. Subtle shading effects and gradations are achieved by careful choice of different coloured egg shell pieces giving beige, cream and light brown highlights.

This is a stunning, contemporary design perfect for a cool, sophisticated accent to any room, that will never go out of style.

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Description

Each eggshell mosaic wooden lacquer bowl is made from wood, hand-painted and lacquered in a detailed and labour-intensive process that takes up to three months. Handed down over centuries, the ancient Asian craft of lacquer is shown to perfection. Each bowl is an individual work of art that showcases the skill and dedication of the craftspeople who made it. And, if you’re buying this as a gift, it’s certainly going to be a showstopper!

And although it looks great as the focal point in any room, why not use your eggshell mosaic wooden lacquer bowl to serve fruit, salad or snacks or partially fill with water and float candles or flowers.

Filling your home with colour, vibrancy and a unique story to tell, this is the bowl that’s never going to get relegated to the back of the cupboard!

  • Suitable for serving hot or cold food
  • use wooden or non-metal serving spoons
  • wash in warm, soapy water
  • not suitable for dishwashers, microwaves or ovens
  • plate stand available
  • not suitable for pot pourri due to the oils used
  • presented in a plain black padded drawstring bag and shipped in a plain cardboard box
  • full care instructions included
  • Dimensions: 35cm diameter; 9cm height
  • The pattern is hand-painted on the inside of the bowl, with solid black, glossy lacquer underneath and on the base.

Jackfruit tree wood, which is used to make the eggshell mosaic wooden lacquer bowl, is truly a magic tree. Not only does it produce the largest fruit in the world, it does so over and over again each season, providing a cheap, plentiful, nutritious food source, medicines, wood for timber, dye for clothes, glue and food source for goats!

Each tree can grow up to 150 jackfruits over the two harvest seasons it can have each year making it an invaluable food source. It has even been hailed as a miracle solution to alleviating starvation in many areas of the world and as a way of meeting the challenges of climate change which could see traditional crops in some areas of the world die out.

Typically growing in sub-tropical locations in South and South-east Asia, each tree requires regular pruning to maintain its productivity. It’s easy to grow, drought-tolerant and disease-resistant. The timber has a long tradition of being used in building Ruong houses in the central provinces of Vietnam, shelters in Hoi An and Hue, Buddhist statues and fish sauce barrels. In other areas of Asia it is prized for making musical instruments.

As the jackfruit tree is indigenous to Vietnam, it’s viewed as a sustainable crop which means it adds to the ecosystem and doesn’t destroy it. It has adapted to the local climate and all parts of the tree can be used.

Here at Silkwood Traders, jackfruit wood is used in many of our products including the round tealights, bowls, vases, trinket boxes and natural wood wine holders.

Additional information

Weight 1.4 kg
Dimensions 35 x 35 x 9 cm

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