Jasmine Family Lacquerware Workshop

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Jasmine Family Lacquerware Workshop

Jasmine Family Lacquerware Workshop
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prueo
Sydney42 contributions
Great little Lacquerware company
Mar 2020
Our Tuk Tuk driver took us to this lacquerware business and we enjoyed our shopping experience. Nice mix of products and kind owner who negotiated a good deal for us. We were offered snacks and cold water afterwards which was a nice touch.
Written 12 March 2020
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Eric M
16 contributions
Quality Family Business
Feb 2020 • Solo
Reasonable prices for nice quality lacquerware. It is a nice family run business you can meet the brothers, mother and father. They will explain why lacquerware is made in bagan and not where lacquer and bamboo is found. They will show you how to identify the cheap machine stuff. I was able to get a nice price on some souvenirs which I will use forever. I would be sure to ride their on your own e-bike and not through a taxi because the taxi drivers take commission and you can get a better deal on your own and the family takes home more money as well. I felt good supporting this business and the quality of product is far superior to what you find in front of the pagodas.
Written 21 February 2020
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sporadicslippy
Lymington19 contributions
Educational and lovely finished products
Feb 2020
Went to visit based on the good reviews. We e-biked ourselves there and were fortunate to be the only two people for the tour of the workshop. It is incredible to learn how much hard work and patience goes into this process - we were completely naive before. We were also taught how to recognise quality vs mass produced pieces of lacquer in other shops/markets.

We interacted with the two brothers who were running the show having taken over from their parents (who were also there). There was no pressure to buy anything at the store - a couple who came after us looked around and left with nothing and there was absolutely zero fuss. However we bought quite a few souvenirs and everyone was extremely helpful and patient in helping me find things I was interested in and answering my queries.

The prices seemed fair, however I'd advise making your own way there as anyone arriving via taxi/tuktuk/tour will get charged more to compensate for the commission given to the drivers.

We are really pleased with the pieces (which include a couple of antiques) that we have bought.
Written 10 February 2020
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flavorsoflife
Bangkok, Thailand412 contributions
Literally worth a detour
Jan 2020 • Couples
Well hidden from the main strip, it is in a small town just after old Bagan that specializes in lacquerware. Beautifully made without a huge amount of selection, it showcases classic design with a 3 generations of family's beautiful workmanship. The son's owner does a great job explaining what the process is and why Bagan is famous for their lacquerware. Tip:go on your own without a tour or taxi guide and the commission is your discount with further reduction if you paid cash.
Written 22 January 2020
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Eugene
Singapore, Singapore8 contributions
Visit to Lacquereware Workshop
Dec 2019 • Solo
Visit here before you head over to buy any lacquerware at the local markets. You will be able to distinguish between the legitimate and plastic mass produced lacquerware they sell.

Was informative and friendly and was not pushy when it came to buying the wares.
Written 1 January 2020
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sso617
Washington DC, DC24 contributions
Don't miss i!
Dec 2019
One of the best things I did in the Bagan area, maybe THE best, was go to this workshop. You will have a real experience. It is a family business, on their family compound (amazing to see), and they make beautiful, exquisite lacquer items of all types. There was zero pressure, everyone was friendly, but most importantly, they actually wanted to have a relationship with you as someone interested in what they do in the traditional way. It's hard to describe--they show you *everything* about how lacquer items are made: materials, processes, etc. Going here is a completely different experience from just buying a lacquer item in a shop. It will mean so much more to you when you get it home if you buy it here. And you will be convinced that you got the best possible product. Prices seemed entirely fair to me. But, again, this is a whole experience, not just a shopping experience. The location of the shop is correct on Google maps. Just keep going until your dot is where their shop is. As others have noted, please use an e-bike to get there; local politics and the location of the shop dictate that the owners must pay tuk-tuk and taxi drivers to show up, so they are forced to charge you more as well. It's just a five minute walk from the main road, if that, but again, e-bike is best. I was a solo traveler and sometimes that means feeling a bit awkward in situations like this, but in this case it felt completely natural. Can't recommend enough. There's a reason it's the #1 shopping experience in Bagan!
Written 4 December 2019
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YellOwl
Basel, Switzerland16 contributions
Very interesting and no need to buy
Nov 2019 • Couples
We were curious, how laqueware is produced in Bagan and we saw this place on Google. It was a good decision to drive by. Its just 2min from the main road. It was a little tricky to find the right place betweed all the other, but we are glad, we made it. They explained us very well and with much detail, how they make the laqueware, what are differences between the different qualities and how to spot them. Altought they have a shop, we felt absolutly no presure to buy. We wanted tought, because the teacups were lovely. We can highly recommend to go there.
Written 23 November 2019
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cirque
Jakarta, Indonesia8,163 contributions
Authentic Workshop
Nov 2019 • Solo
Agreed with previous reviewer, do not visit those streetside lacquerware shops and workshop. Despite having little knowledge of how lacquerware is made from museum, the owner's explanation of the business and how lacquerware business flourishes in Bagan was never taught elsewhere, you also get to see the steps in making these craft in the village setting, there is no staging here. The family has limited collection and thus not every model is available. The ones which are cheap (which easily cracks) are actually made of plastic!
The location is off the street, so ask your driver to look behind small alley.
Written 21 November 2019
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JanSefranek
Prague, Hlavni Mesto Praha, Czech Republic5 contributions
We learned a lot!
Oct 2019 • Couples
Very nice place and interesting information about lacquarware production. Dont buy lacquerware product around the road, go to Jasmine. They will show you step by step how these products are made and the products you buy will be the top quality.
See the picture of his drying room! Make sure to drive there by e-bike to get the best prices without taxi driver commission. Also our credit card didnt work so he just delivered it to our hotel that evening.
Written 17 October 2019
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Chris White
4 contributions
Beautiful, Quality Laquerware
Oct 2019 • Friends
The Jasmine family were so friendly and hospitable during our visit and were so knowledgeable about the production of Laquerware products. The stuff they make is high quality and beautiful. You aren't pressured into buying anything from their workshop and the explanation and tour is completely free. They give you a discounted price if you go there by yourself on an e bike from Bagan rather than a tuk tuk as they pay a commission to the tuk tuk drivers due to rivalry and jealousy from other workshops. We know this for sure as our friends bought some pots the day we went by tuk tuk and me and my friend went back the next day to buy some pots on an e bike and the pot was down from 10 USD to 7 USD. Genuine people making an honest business.
Written 14 October 2019
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