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Lacquer Ware

Lacquer Ware (Etikoppaka)

Lacquer Ware, Lacquer Ware art and craft, Lacquer Ware art of Andhra Pradesh, Lacquer Ware Arts & Crafts In Andhra PradeshLacquer craft is the application of lacquer on wood in pleasing shades to create a distinctive appeal. Etikoppaka in Andhra Pradesh is one of the most important centres of this craft.

Lacquering is done on a lathe, hand- or machine-operated. For turning slender and delicate items, the hand-lathe is preferred. Lac is applied in a dry state. That is, the lacstick is pressed against the woodenware to be lacquered. As the latter keeps revolving the heat from friction softens the lac, enabling the colour to stick. Designs are painted with a brush on figures, objects and toys. Among the most popular lacquerware are the lac bangles. Hitherto studded with gold and precious stones, today they are also available with beads, glass, stones, mirrors and more.

The lac bangles are the most famous lacquer ware. In ancient times these bangles were studded with gold and precious stones attaching a status symbol. Today, they are available with beads, stones and mirrors in attractive colours and designs to add to the beauty of a woman in the most economical way.

Lacquered bottles and containers are also available in unique shapes, sizes and shades. In recent years, the artisans have evolved modern decorative items like vases, stools etc.


  • Lepakshi Handicrafts Emporium, Gun foundry, Hyderabad & Minerva Complex, S.D. Road, Secunderabad
  • Kalanjali Arts and Crafts, Nampally, Hyderabad

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