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Lacquer art in Pakistan

Lacquer art in Pakistan

Lacquer Art

It is scratching skill of the artisans which makes a significant difference in the lacquer art to make beautiful designs on wooden pieces. The major products in lacquer art wood work are candy jar, table lamp, Jewell box and decoration pieces were made in this wooden group of art. Lacquer work has always been famous and recognized in the history of Indo-Pak sub-continent is well known in this art. It was originated in China over two thousand years ago and in later centuries spread through Asia.

lacquer item

lacquer item

In 1710 the fugal family in Moza Jalalabad the civil district kernel (India) kernel was also the center for the commencement of handicraft art after partition many families from kernel settled in Pakistan and doing the ancients’ job. Lacquer art is a very sophisticated hand work on wooden piece with fascinating colors by skilled artist.

The lacquer art made on selected customized pieces of a refined rose wood (shesham )the wooden pieces are shaped into different designs and sizes on lathe machine through traditional iron tools the wooden piece polished and then painted with lacquer in layers of different colors usually in three or four colors the layers are sequentially coated completely on each other ,blue color is used first then yellow color is coated on blue and lastly the red color which can be seen on the wooden piece is red which is articulately removed by artisan in a way that the second coated color is yellow become prominent with a design on it. Lacquer wood art is fascinating, the artist applies several coats and colors of paints then artist takes his knife and with a surgeons precision “etch” out a colorful pattern. In general sense lacquer is a somewhat imprecise term for a clear or colored wood finished that directs solvent evaporation. It is also often a curing process as well that produces a hard durable finish. Artist and artisans demonstrate their craft at the Lok Virsa museum festival.

lacquer art exhibition

lacquer art exhibition

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