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Monday, July 11, 2011

Lacquer Slipper

This pair of slipper was made from Burmese lacquer. Burmese lacquer is generally applied to products made from coiled bamboo or jack fruit wood. Burmese lacquer is very distinctive in its form, colour and production methods. It is believed to be used in 1940's by wealthy people. I bought this in Tamil Nadu (Karaikudi). According to the previous owner, it is very rare to obtain them because normally the slipper will not last long and will be thrown away. He also mentioned that those days wealthy people will use this slipper mainly for travelling purposes because of its exquisite decorations and pattern. The strap was made by leather and cover-up in satin cloth. It's a very interesting pair of slipper.

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