Lac- The Endangered Art

Process to make Lac: The natural lac sticks are mixed with colours to prepare coloured lac sticks. The sticks are slowly heated on charcoal fire simultaneously beating with wooden spatula and routed after forming the required length of coil.  It is cut from the main stick and all the ends are joined together to give it round shape. It is further put on a circular wooden beam and slipped through various heights for different sizes. After removing it from the circular rots, it is decorated with glass pieces, beads etc.

To give strength to these delicate lac ornaments, a silver covering is provided (so as to prevent the breakage).  Since these are hand made pieces, the colour and texture may appear uneven (though that enhances the appeal). 

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