Burmese lacquerware has been prized for centuries. This precious product had disappeared from view for almost five decades until Burma's recent opening to the West. The process starts with the finest bamboo thinned to the consistency of paper and then layered 16 times over the course of several months with a lacquer formula handed down within families. The finish has a density and quality that only the human hand can achieve.
The Bagan collection makes the most of this exquisite material, reprising classic designs and inventing new shapes.