Lotus is known as the flower of the Buddha, used by Buddhas and Bodhisattvas to meditate or stand to preach full enlightenment and achieve true fruition. In poetry, the lotus flower is also the "muse" of many poets, touching people's hearts with its distinct beauty. "Near the mud but not the smell of mud", Lotus flower exudes a noble and fragrant beauty amidst the muddy swamp, as a symbol of pure beauty, immaculate and eliminating delusions to concentrate. practice.
To catch up with the inspiration of the lotus, artisan La Sonmai has gone with soft beginnings to create a striking red and gold material and exalt the nobility of the lotus. The technique of sprinkling silver is also used to create the soul of the lotus leaf, which is soft and sparkling, attracting viewers' eyes. With a carefully created background, the dominant deep red color cleverly shows the already outstanding beauty of Lotus.
That beauty pulls the field of association from Lotus Flower to the Buddha's golden mouth (tongue), which is the starting place of the true teachings, directing goodness to help sentient beings overcome samsara, return to pure self-nature and escape. from suffering and bring good luck and achievements. With the dominant red color, this must be a dish with enough heart to wish for luck and auspicious for the future owner.
★ 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.
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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.