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Raw Materials, Tools and Equipments for lacquer craft

Abhijit Pradhan Abhijit Pradhan Feb 02, 2019 · 1 min read
Raw Materials, Tools and Equipments for lacquer craft
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Raw Materials, Tools and Equipments

  • Jau (Lacquer)
  • Bamboo stick
  • Clay
  • Kiln
  • Heating pot
  • Charcoal

raw material

Collection of Lacquer

Lacquer source: The remarkable nature of this strain is that it thrives on a species (Samanea saman or Albizia saman) locally known as - Bada chakunda, khirisa or Nidrabati other than conventional lacquer host trees like - Kusumi and Palash.

Collect from forest: One of the equipment obtainable abundantly in natural world and known to man from very premature times in the use of art and craft is lac or shellac.

raw material

  • Lac is resinous substances which a female insects produces in a translucent reddish fluid , when it is embeded in a kind of cylinder of Pipal, Bel or Bar tree twigs to lay its eggs.

  • The secretion of reddish fluid is gatherd on the branches of the host tree. After lying eggs the insects leave the branches.

  • Then collectors cut the branches bring those to the storage point called as ‘ Lakhghara’ in odia.

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Abhijit Pradhan
Written by Abhijit Pradhan
Mr. Abhijit Pradhan is a graphic designer, blogger at Technicise Software & Technologies Pvt Ltd based in Kolkata, India.