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Gold Round Lac Molly Frame

SKU#  478749
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Why We Love It

To create our Gold Round Lac Molly Frame, artisans in India meticulously apply each bead by hand and form traditional detailed patterns inspired by antique jewelry. No two are alike - the result is a truly one-of-a-kind piece shimmering with fun, bright colors.

Details & Dimensions

  • Handcrafted of wood, beads and MDF with lac construction
  • Due to handcrafting, slight variations may occur
  • Available in additional colors, shapes and sizes, sold separately
  • World Market exclusive
  • Made in India
5"Dia. frame, 3"Dia. photo

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The Story Behind It

Lac: An Artisan Tradition

Long associated with traditional Indian folk art, lac decorations such as jewelry boxes and picture frames are prized for their intricate display of craftsmanship and color.

Lac pieces begin with lac resin, a natural resin that is secreted by insects onto tree branches, which is then harvested, crushed, sieved and washed to remove impurities. This normally hard, durable resin softens when heated-it is in this stage that artisans take advantage of the resin's pliability. Brilliantly colored adornments like beads, jewels and sequins are placed one by one onto the soft resin, which acts like glue, to create elaborate patterns that eventually set as it hardens. As a result of this meticulous process, no two pieces are exactly alike0each is a truly unique, handcrafted, one-of-a-kind work of art that, thanks to the typically vibrant assortment of embellishments, shimmers with color.