Making a Korean inlaid lacquer box

Produced as part of Lustrous Surfaces

Ran from 14 October 2017 to 16 September 2018

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It takes 45 individual stages to make a single inlaid lacquer object in the traditional style. Here Korean lacquer master Lee Hyung-Man demonstrates the artistry and skill involved in making a fine Korean lacquerware box, inlaid with shell and featuring exquisite decorative motifs.