Black Lacquer Woven Glasses Case

c. 1900
W: 3.25" D: 1.5" H: 5.5"
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Dated to the early 20th-century, this petite box was woven of thin bamboo strips and finished with a putty-like substance known as thayo, comprised of black lacquer and sawdust. The box is woven into two pieces that overlap to form a rectangular container. Likely used as a case for an instrument or a pair of glasses, the humble box is a work of art in itself and a beautiful example of a traditional craft.

From the collection of Frances and Gary Comer.

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