Category Archive: Lacquer

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

Little treasure from Kanazawa

This little lacquer box was delicately decorated with a crane in silver on a cinnabar red background. Something I found most interesting were a few ivory picks inside. I read later from a… Continue reading

Lacquerware making in Fuzhou

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

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

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

Sunset at Irrawaddy River

Irrawaddy River flows from north to south through Burma.  It’s the country’s largest river and most important commercial waterway.   The sunset at Irrawaddy River is one of the most memorable scenes when we’re… Continue reading

Hsun Ok

In Burma, the most graceful lacquer ceremonial vessel is the Hsun-ok, used for centuries to carry gifts of food as offerings to the Buddhist monasteries. Hsun-ok is usually made of lightweight wood and… Continue reading