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In April 2018, taking advantage of my business trip in Bagan & Myingyan, Myanmar, I visited the workshop and was impressed with history of lacquerware products.
To get something special that would remind me about a friendly & beautiful country, I bought a 14 layers...More
I came across this wonderful family owned business by accident. I have no doubt the personal experience with this lovely family and my new keen appreciation of their craft will be one of my enduring memories of Myanmar. The beautiful gifts I am bringing home...More
The shop has a tourist lacquer shop - decent price. Then the owner took us to his private viewing room where he showed the work produced by himself and 3 generations before him. If you are into artistry, this is a great place to appreciate...More
You need to visit the workshop to understand how much work and quality is involved in making those pieces. Months of process with between 7 & 20 layers. The 4 brothers (on the picture) are so serviable and the father is still active too. They...More
Probably you dont know exactly what it is lacquerware until you visit some store and see the process of manufacture. And many tourists just buy something at wherever corner. Of course, not original and poor quality. Suggest you visit this great store before buying it.
One of the owners (hard to get the exact story) told us he 'd give us 20% off the list price of all the good stuff if we wrote a review on Tripadvisor. I think he was just saying that to get a late night...More
Very informative (free) tour through their lacquerware workshop. They have two shops - a new one on the main road and the old one with the factory down the side street. Even though they weren't pushing us to buy, we bought a couple cups for...More
Worth a trip. One of the family member showed us around the craft shop and explained every step of lacqueware making. It was very well explained and we did not feel forced to buy anything (even if we did in the end as it was...More
I had read about this family bussiness in some travel blogs. I didnt want to leave Myanmar without lacqueware after having taken a look around I didnt hesitate. Great quality products, traditional designs and excellent treat. After thw shopping we visited thw workshop and we...More
Ever since I have been coming to Myanmar and to Bagan in particular, this has been my place of choice for traditional lacquerware. You come here to be initiated in the complex yet fascinating art, of turning fine bamboo strips into a bowl, cup, tray,...More