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Lacquer in Asia

Reference

2183

Duration

00:52:00

Production year

2010

Original material

SD
16/9
Color
Sound

Director(s)

Momoko SETO

Summary

For the first time, this film tells the story of the great adventure of lacquer, the eminent technique that has existed in Asia for over 9,000 years.
From lacquer trees to synthetic lacquer, Japanese Wajima bowls to mass-produced furniture in China, and polished lacquer paintings in Vietnam, craftsmen, artists and scientists illustrate the different faces of these objects which have become works of art.

Scientific topics

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