Crafted by hand, this sleek vase is shaped from mango wood. A single lotus leaf confers a peaceful beauty to the design. It comes from Thailand's Saifon.
About the Artist: Saifon's family works in wood carving and furniture. 'Working with wood isn't difficult for a specialist like my father, but an innovative variety of designs is necessary and I create my own. We specialize in mango wood, which requires a special treatment. When the piece is smooth enough, I carve and decorate it. The final step is painting. Depending on the finishing style and the natural wood hue, a piece can take as long as six days to finish.'
The Saifon Artisan Collection is brought to you by Novica in Association with National Geographic. This beautiful piece was handcrafted by Saifon in Thailand. An artisan story card will be included with your purchase.
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