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lacquer

(lak′ĕr) [Portuguese lacre, ult. fr Persian lâk, (tree) resin, lac]
A resin or varnish that leaves a tough coating on a surface. It may be impregnated with medication, e.g., in the treatment of diseases of the toenails or fingernails.
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Merchants traded many commodities along Silk Road land routes--horses, jade, gems, glass, lacquer ware, spices, incense, tea, ivory, cotton, woolens, linens, musical instruments, Chinese paper, and, of course, silk.
Activities will include hands-on experience of making lacquer ware and pottery, sightseeing and interaction with local residents.
Eventually, the Japanese government established an official agency whose purpose was to supervise the production of lacquer ware. Under supervision of the central government, urushi sap was collected and lacquer ware was systematically created for members of the judicial court as well as for aristocrats.
Oka's black and red lacquer ware, inlaid with exquisite bone feathers are irresistible and wellpriced.
Fragments of earthenware and lacquer ware bearing pattern of flower petals were also found near the site where the hoes were unearthed.
The impressive interiors showcase ceremonial objects including a jeweled crown, the elaborate king's throne adorned with protective dragon-heads and inlaid with mother-of-pearl, as well as intricate lacquer ware trays and boxes.
Chinese commodities such as porcelain, lacquer ware, silk and tea were viewed as exotic and for those who could afford them, a status symbol.
bowled over You'll see quality lacquer ware in juicy colors (always trimmed in glossy black) at the season's most stylish dinner parties.
That means the finest porcelain, ceramics, mirror paintings, painted scrolls and wallpaper (yes, wallpaper), carved ivories, lacquer ware and cloisonne - a wondrous roll call of fabulous opportunities for today's collectors.