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Water lily

by nxiaoran , March 10, 2008—12:00 AM

Topics: Chinese, Lacquer, Water lily

Emanating a serene luster, lacquer ware is another exquisite Chinese craft. The earliest users of lacquer, Chinese people have enjoyed its beauty since the Neolithic Age. The Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties were also prosperous periods during which time more than 400 varieties of lacquer ware were used as common implements and as ornaments.

Lacquer is a natural substance obtained from the lacquer tree which has its home in China, a country still leading the world in lacquer resources.

Lacquerware is moisture-proof, resistant to heat, acid and alkali, and its colour and lustre are highly durable,adding beauty to itspractical use.



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