Category Archive: Burma

My first piece of Veronica Gritsenko’s lacquerware

It is the very first lacquerware which I acquired from Veronica Gritsenko when I visited her studio in Bagan. It was stunningly beautiful with these indigo incised patterns on the lacquered surface of… Continue reading

Veronica Gritsenko’s Lacquerware at SOIL

SOIL is proud to present a rare collection of Veronica Gritsenko in Hong Kong. She has become our mentor, friend and partner that we share the passion about preserving the art of lacquerware… Continue reading

Traditional Weaving

Perhaps Burma is not the only place in the world which is still doing weaving in the most ancient way……..But when I saw women who were weaving skillfully yet gracefully with a smile… Continue reading

original design: SOIL x Chau So-hing

After sunset…. Fly me to the moon Let me play among the stars Limited edition lacquerware design by Chau So-hing

Simple beauty

Simple beauty from everything natural – materials, colors and hand made… Everyone of them is unique and has a character.

A rare collection of green lacquerware

This rare collection of green lacquerware were brought from a family-run workshop in Burma that still insists making traditional lacquerware in an ancient way and their techniques have been passed from one generation… Continue reading

These are not designer’s chairs

I saw these chairs in one of the pagodas. I guess they are just very ordinary objects to local people. I like them because they’re unpretentious, minimal and simple. And I found them… Continue reading

Horse Hair Lacquer Cup

This was the first lacquer cup that I bought during my first trip to Burma. The cup is woven by horse hair and bamboo.  As shown, different colors and layers of lacquer are… Continue reading


This umbrella we brought all the way from Bagan is made from a shiny, synthetic fabric secured to a lacquered bamboo frame articulated by a maze of overlapping, brightly coloured silk threads. The patterns are… Continue reading

Paper mache

I bought this elephant paper mache (papier mache; french for “chewed paper”) from a charity shop Helping Hands in Yangon. Burmese paper mache is usually made by applying layers of thin, tough, paper and rice… Continue reading