- The dragon is the fifth (V) of the twelve (XII) Asia zodiac signs that create distinctive symbolic art of the East. This symbol refers to wealth and extraordinary power of believe and respect. Those who perceive the spirit of this zodiac are directed towards noble aspirations, good luck in life and success in their careers.
- The V - Oriental Dragon designed by La Sonmai in 2020 focuses on Feng shui values for the owner. Oriental Dragon lacquer painting is delicately made with charming moving curves being rich in lustrous gold. This is to bring a wealth of prosperity and luck to not only who personally owns it but also that person’s family members. Furthermore, it helps avoiding lies and troubles. This is a Feng shui mascot that is especially important in one’s professional life with more promotion opportunities. Having been fascinatingly touched with iridescent metal , the dragon’s movements spread positive energy of optimism and prosperity.
- In order to do that, La Sonmai has carefully studied each brushstroke in shaping, at the same time, choosing the most unique color effects of traditional Lacquer. Products are crafted entirely through a rigorous process, which is a gift that brings Feng shui meaning to customers.
★ 100% Traditional 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.
★ Natural lacquer (resin from lacquer tree).
★ Special materials such as real gold 24k and silver leaves, eggshells.
✽ 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.
✽ Not compatible with wireless charging.
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Passion & Craftmanship
The quest for La Sonmai is to create unique and original products that are beautiful to look at and practical to use in daily life. Our phone cases are not only a protection for your phone but also an exquisite accessories for your style.
Art of Lacquer
Lacquer Tree Sap
The original paint was taken from the sap of the Son tree, which were plant in Phu Tho Province in Vietnam. The sap then stired continuously within 3 or more days to make it usable and applicable on other materials.
Lacquer paint is applied to the paint surface mutilple times to create different layers of paint. After applying and then drying process, the surface is smoothen by the stones from the rivers. The stones are the brushes in fine arts and the smoothening process is the way artisans draw the lacquer paintings.
The process of inlaying each piece of eggshell requires carefulness and patience. It might sound a little strange that they orderly arranged in random positions. The eggshell is sometimes shapened to create the painting highlights.
Sketching the details of the painting need to be done entirely manual. The sketching for details might take up to 30 hours to finish.
24Kt Gold & Silver
Pure gold and silver leaves are also used during crafting products. The leaves are quite delicated, therefore, skillfull hands are specifically required.
The basic colors of lacquer are black, red and dark brown. Since the evolution of Lacquer Art, artisans in Lacquer techniques have developed more sophisticated colors to fully describe and express their feelings through the paintings. Thus, more colors are combined and new colors are used in various ways and details.