Lacquered Bamboo Dishes

dishesbig2.jpgThese dishes are made of lacquered, wound bamboo, which comes from Cat Dang, Vietnam. The soaked bamboo is cut into very fine strips and pressed into a curve. The strips are then coiled outward from the centre of each dish. A frame is used to achieve uniform depth and angles. After a coating of cashew oil-based glue, the work is left to dry. Each piece is cut, shaped and smoothed by hand, as many as four times, and then polished repeatedly. This set of 3 dishes available from Kasbahouse for $34.

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