Lacquerware, one of the unique products of Myanmar, has been used in the royal palaces, the religious buildings and homes of the local people, since 11th century Bagan. The Lacquer Sap is obtained from the Melanhorrea Usitata tree found in the cool regions. All materials used are organic, even now. For the frame of object is mostly made of bamboo or wood or horse hair.
Myanmar Lacquerware traditionally depicts stories of Buddha’s life on the surface of object using intricate design etched in gold leaf and pigment of various color. It is a long, slow and highly skilled process. Bagan is especially well-known for its lacquerware production.