Large Lacquer Paper Tray

by Akihiko Sugita

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This wooden paper tray has been hand cut and perfected by master craftsman Akihiko Sugita at his workshop in Japan. He applies many layers of lacquer, or urushi, to protect the surface.

Urushi refers to a native tree that grows in Japan and a handful of other Far Eastern countries. The tree generates a remarkable sap that can be used to create a hard protective layer on wooden vessels, it also has some antibacterial properties.

This particular tray is large and circular and features a thin and light body. The tray has slight surface markings, with the wood coming through from underneath. Definitely a special piece that should be cherished and kept over a lifetime.

Measurements: 0.5cm Height, 30cm in Diameter