The materials we use are the same as those that have been used for centuries, but every craftsman’s technique differs slightly, according to their own instincts and experience. This means that each piece of lacquer we produce is truly unique.
Our lacquer comes from trees in Phu Tho Province in Northern Vietnam and Nam Vang in Cambodia. Phu Tho lacquer is quick drying and hard, while Nam Vang lacquer is slow drying and soft and they are mixed together to make the finest lacquer. Cashew oil is also applied during the process to remove air bubbles. Our eggshell lacquer is made with crushed duck eggshells. These characteristics distinguish our lacquer from other examples and it’s how we know our pieces will age beautifully for years to come.