Golden Toad

Regular price $98.99

Note: Since our products are fully handmade, each product will be unique with its own colors and effects. Please check our customer reviews photo for more details.

Products with a mysterious black extract from our gardenia tree symbolize wealth and power.

- The Golden Toad is the picture of the toad sitting on a pile of cash. The Toad is an Asian mascot in Vietnamese culture. Therefore, Toad is always a symbol of wealth and talent.
- The image of The Golden Toad is illustrated vividly and intimately, without losing the solemnity. This is an effort of La Sonmai artisans to honor the pride of Vietnamese people, as well as a gift of feng shui meaning to customers.

- 100% handicraft product.
- Each of our products is the result of a time-honored handmade process. It takes us 15 – 20 days and goes through 15 stages to complete one product.
- Special materials such as real 24k gold and silver leaves, eggshells, seashells.

1.Traditional handicraft product

Lacquer was popularized and later perfected in Asia countries such as India, China, Korea and Japan. Lacquer technique has been developing and modernizing through many years and contributed to the world of fine art.

2. A time-honored handmade process

Each of our products is the result of a time-honored handmade process. It takes us 15 – 20 days and goes through 15 stages to complete one product. Not all products are successful in the first place, but many have failed to get a good product. Each case has 12 layers of lacquer, which make them durable, even in dry and cold weather. They are made to last!

3. Natural lacquer (resin from lacquer tree)

Despite industrial materials to produce lacquer, La Sonmai artisans committed to using tradition of harvesting lacquer which dates back more than twenty centuries. Obtaining the lacquer and crafting lacquer ware is a process that requires knowledge, patience, ingenuity and foresight, whose result is a valuable and durable material to make delicate products.

4. Special materials

The final product must be pleasing to the eye and not lack in quality of design. To create different aspects and colors in one design, the artisans use special materials such as real gold and silver leafs, eggshells. These materials, with process of crafting lacquer ware, will highlight its beauty and glossy on the base of lacquer ware, which makes each product an artistic and unique painting.