Raw Materials, Tools and Equipments
- Jau (Lacquer)
- Bamboo stick
- Heating pot
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.
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.