Japanese Chataku - Set of 5 唐塗 Kara-nuri Urushi Lacquerware Tea Saucers

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This set of five elegant chataku (tea saucers) are made from wood coated with traditional urushi lacquer, and is decorated with the traditional Japanese pattern 'kara-nuri' (唐塗/unique coating).

This pattern is characterized by the speckled spots made when lacquer is applied using a special pallet knife with multiple circular holes. After the lacquer dries, it is polished and another layer is added using the special tool.

This process repeats many times until the pattern is built up. Each product coated with this lacquer is a one-of-a-kind item due to the intricate and time-consuming nature of the craft. This process can be seen in action here: https://youtu.be/HxWFF_n0ikQ?t=1036

Chataku are the perfect way to elevate your tea serving experience. Unlike western saucers which are often made of porcelain and decorated to match a tea set, Japanese tea saucers are made from wood, lacquered wood, or metal, and generally do not match any particular set.

Dimensions:

12.1cm (4.8in) - width
2cm (0.8in) - height

Condition: Excellent

This vintage item ships from Thailand

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