Lacquer was discovered several thousand years ago in China. Its ability to resist heat, moisture and acid makes it a perfect substance for tableware coating. In ancient times, the wealthy used Lacquer Art as a symbol of wealth, for not only are they expensive, but they also exude presents a sense of luxury. Even today, this special substance is used for exquisite tableware.
The Yi Zu Qi Qi in the Chaoyang district offers an extensive and amazing array of lacquer ware from southern China. They all come from Yi ethnic craftsmen, a minority group renowned for making exquisite lacquer ware. All the products are made of quality wood. They look distinctively ethic, with the patterns and colors are all frequently seen in Yi ethnic culture. Each set of lacquer ware come in a teapot and 4 cups, or 2 plates and 2 bowls. Each set normally prices at RMB 220.
The owner speaks a little English, and is open to bargaining.
What I appreciate
Fine and beautiful lacquerware
What customers appreciate
Beautiful ethnic lacquer and affordable prices
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Porcelain bowls as thin as paper
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