Monkey King (Golden ed.)
Monkey King (Golden ed.)

Monkey King (Golden ed.)

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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 borders made from pure gold bring elegance and class.

In ancient times, King Monkey was considered one of the lucky animals because of its intelligent and flexible nature. The word "hầu" in Vietnamese means monkey, which also means noble. That is why the monkey is in addition to the meaning of luck, but also a symbol of wealth and power.
To represent beauty as well as intelligence, the "queen" of the Monkey species - Red-shanked Vooc was chosen by La Sonmai to be the subject and put into artifacts in this work. This is an extremely rare species of mammal living in Son Tra region, on the red list that needs to be preserved in the world. As a primate with vibrant colors and special facial expressions, the artisans' crafting process requires ingenious golden strokes to accurately define the nature of primates. this. Also because of its bright, eye-catching appearance, the red-shanked vooc is also called "five-color vooc". This leads the way to associate the five elements and becomes the inspiration to design the image of the mother and daughter lying on the background of a large orbit of the sky. Outstanding among the glittering, silver-inlaid galaxies is the united, sacred, irreplaceable motherhood.

- 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.


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.

Bring Traditional Art
to the World.

How it's made

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 Steps

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.

Gold & Silver

Pure gold and silver leaves are also used during crafting products. The leaves are quite delicated, therefore, skillfull hands are specifically required.

Color Creativity

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.