How was it made? A traditional Korean inlaid lacquer box
Watch as lacquer craftsman Lee Kwang-Woong uses traditional Korean techniques to create a beautiful box inlaid with delicate shell decoration
Twelve months of labor condensed into four and half minutes of film show what’s required to make a traditional Korean inlaid lacquer box. Featuring skilled craftsman Lee Kwang-Woong, the video shows each of the many steps, starting with harvesting sap from a lacquer tree, and including fret sawing, charcoal polishing, and lacquer curing. Although we’re just spectators in the process, the behind-the-scenes footage makes the final product shots that much more satisfying.