This elegant piece made of Burmese lacquerware has been prized for centuries. Flexible, delicate, but incredibly durable, this precious product had disappeared from view for almost five decades until Burma's recent opening to the West. The process starts with the finest bamboo thinned to the consistency of paper and then layered 16 times over the course of several months with a lacquer formula handed down within families. The result is a collection of objects suitable for daily use that will last for centuries. The finish has a density and quality only the human hand can achieve. These elegant and luxurious items must be enjoyed and collected before modernization relegates these treasures to the museums.