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Lacquerware Salad Bowls Jatujak


Another find in Jatujak weekend market, lacquerware salad bowls. Lacquerware is traditional Northern Thailand, but usually it's dark and old, and complicated and, well, depressing! Here they've made some simple clean bright shapes with it.

They're made from lacquered strips of bamboo coiled around on a former to make the shape, then carved out to get the shape just perfect. Very beautiful, and very trendy, and sadly also not from Thailand. The stall holder tells me these ones are from Vietnam. The ones he gets from Changmai are still very dark, with complex patterns.

Still, very beautiful, even if they're not Thai. Find the store at the green arrow below, near the chop stick shop.

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