Channapatna hand-turned, lacquered wooden jewelry
Lai’s handcrafted lacquered wooden jewelry celebrates a 200-year-old Channapatna (a small town in Southern India) tradition of making 100% natural, non-toxic and sustainable lacquered wooden objects.
This craft has been passed down through generations and today, Lai works with a 5th generation artisan family to produce contemporary, design-forward jewelry that breathes new life into this ancient tradition.
A quick reckoner of the magic ingredients that make this sustainable jewelry:
(1) Natural, non-toxic resins secreted by microscopic insects are used to make the lac.
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