Introduction to Traditional Cambodian Lacquer

Master lacquerer (Eric Stocker) explaining the different layers required during application of natural lacquer.

08 August 2018

Amongst their continuous conservation and restoration efforts in the Angkor Park, the APSARA Stone Conservation Unit (SCU) is currently working on two prestigious late 12th-century Buddha statues at Prasat Pre Rup (as previously mentioned here). Both statues are, as one would expect, typically covered in various coats and layers of natural lacquer and polychromy, including decorative embellishments and faint traces of gold leaf. In order to successfully carry out …  More >>>

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