Created by Vietnamese artisans, this round bamboo lacquerware vase is highlighted by a stunning red lacquer finish. The shape is set by hand, yet perfectly uniform. It looks wonderful on its own, or holding a display of your favorite flowers. From Overstock.
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Bamboo Round Vase (Vietnam)
Made from compressed bamboo strips, this vase is ample size for fresh flowers. Each vase takes 45 days to complete (after the bamboo has been soaked for 6-12 months!).
Wound bamboo comes from Cat Dang, Vietnam. The soaked bamboo is cut into very fine strips (0.08 inch) and pressed into a curve. The strips are then coiled outward from the centre of each vase. A frame is used to achieve uniform depth and angles. After a coating of cashew oil-based glue, the work is left to dry.
Each piece is cut, shaped and smoothed by hand, as many as four times, and then polished repeatedly. It takes many coats of paint, and many more polishings, to bring rough bamboo to this smooth, glowing finish. These repeated, patient processes establish the level of quality of lacquer products.
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