Lacquer on wood
Lacquer art painting on wood is a traditional decorative technique involving the application of multiple layers of lacquer, a natural resin derived from tree sap, onto wooden surfaces. This intricate art form originated in ancient China around 7000 BCE and later spread to other East Asian countries, such as Japan and Korea, where it further evolved with distinctive styles and techniques. The process involves applying successive layers of lacquer mixed with pigments, often with gold or silver leaf inclusions, to create vibrant and detailed designs. Each layer is meticulously polished and dried, resulting in a highly glossy, durable finish that is resistant to water, heat, and decay. Over the centuries, lacquer art has adorned various objects, including furniture, boxes, and religious artifacts. It remains an enduring art form, reflecting the rich cultural heritage and craftsmanship of its regions of origin.