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Video : LACQUER MAN - July 2019
The creation of objects from the dried sap of lacquer trees, was a medium invented by the Chinese people. Since even Neolithic times, the Chinese used it to great effect, creating some of the most astonishing works of art in the history of mankind. However, producing lacquer wares was not only extremely labour intensive but also poisonous to the craftsmen, therefore the scale of production was relatively small, and they were always highly valued luxury items.