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Jasmine Family Lacquerware Workshop

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Jasmine Family Lacquerware Workshop

164 Reviews
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prueo wrote a review Mar 2020
Sydney42 contributions15 helpful votes
Our Tuk Tuk driver took us to this lacquerware business and we enjoyed our shopping experience. Nice mix of products and kind owner who negotiated a good deal for us. We were offered snacks and cold water afterwards which was a nice touch.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Eric M wrote a review Feb 2020
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Reasonable prices for nice quality lacquerware. It is a nice family run business you can meet the brothers, mother and father. They will explain why lacquerware is made in bagan and not where lacquer and bamboo is found. They will show you how to identify the cheap machine stuff. I was able to get a nice price on some souvenirs which I will use forever. I would be sure to ride their on your own e-bike and not through a taxi because the taxi drivers take commission and you can get a better deal on your own and the family takes home more money as well. I felt good supporting this business and the quality of product is far superior to what you find in front of the pagodas.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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sporadicslippy wrote a review Feb 2020
Lymington19 contributions4 helpful votes
Went to visit based on the good reviews. We e-biked ourselves there and were fortunate to be the only two people for the tour of the workshop. It is incredible to learn how much hard work and patience goes into this process - we were completely naive before. We were also taught how to recognise quality vs mass produced pieces of lacquer in other shops/markets. We interacted with the two brothers who were running the show having taken over from their parents (who were also there). There was no pressure to buy anything at the store - a couple who came after us looked around and left with nothing and there was absolutely zero fuss. However we bought quite a few souvenirs and everyone was extremely helpful and patient in helping me find things I was interested in and answering my queries. The prices seemed fair, however I'd advise making your own way there as anyone arriving via taxi/tuktuk/tour will get charged more to compensate for the commission given to the drivers. We are really pleased with the pieces (which include a couple of antiques) that we have bought.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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flavorsoflife wrote a review Jan 2020
Bangkok, Thailand418 contributions234 helpful votes
Well hidden from the main strip, it is in a small town just after old Bagan that specializes in lacquerware. Beautifully made without a huge amount of selection, it showcases classic design with a 3 generations of family's beautiful workmanship. The son's owner does a great job explaining what the process is and why Bagan is famous for their lacquerware. Tip:go on your own without a tour or taxi guide and the commission is your discount with further reduction if you paid cash.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Eugene wrote a review Jan 2020
Singapore, Singapore8 contributions6 helpful votes
Visit here before you head over to buy any lacquerware at the local markets. You will be able to distinguish between the legitimate and plastic mass produced lacquerware they sell. Was informative and friendly and was not pushy when it came to buying the wares.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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