Eggshell Inlay. A craftsmanship so unique it makes each item practically a piece of art. The art of eggshell inlay has become one of Vietnam's most traditional crafts. The egg shells of duck are cleaned and roasted. During the this process a large range of coloration can be achieved.
Delicately fingered, keen eyed artisans puzzle out patterns of irregular geometry from broken off pieces of burnt eggshell. Each piece is carefully glued, one at a time, onto the mould. Special attention is given to the spacing and its effect on the overall design.
Multiple layers of lacquer are applied and the pieces are finished with wax which can be polished to high gloss.
A matte finish is also an option, creating an entirely different look.
Eggshell can be used for a range of interior elements. At Cravt we see it used for the creation of panels for doors, frames and walls.
But it can also be applied directly onto round moulds such as vases and tables.
Eggshell Sample Gallery
Your options of patterns definitely don't stop here. Because of the hand drawn patterns, a lot is possible and our in house design team can work
together with you to create customized patterns if desired. Through the use of lacquerware and roasting of the eggs
a large variations of colours can be achieved.