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“Great explanations on lacquareware process”

Jasmine Family Lacquerware Workshop
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Reviewed 7 February 2018

Family very friendly to provide explanations on lacquareware process. We enjoyed the explanations very much.

Shop is small with a lot of options to choose from. Prices are very reasonable. Designs are more traditional with characters.

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Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

This is a great family business. Our host gave us plenty of his time to demonstrate how they make their lacquerware products. There was little selling pressure and the prices are quite reasonable given the amount of effort and skill that goes into production. And buying from the shop ensures all proceeds go to the family.

1  Thank Stephen M
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Reviewed 26 December 2017 via mobile

We went on the advice of a friend to see their collection of old laquerware. Really incredible shop that has been run by the same family for generations. They have an excellent collection of older traditional pieces. They also have sone incredible new pieces that one can watch being made. All pieces are signed by the family. Prices here were also the best we found. After hunting around to see many other shops, we ultimately decided to come back here and stick with our friend's referral. We left with three older pieces in the traditional red and black and one stunning new piece. So happy with our new treasures.

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Reviewed 25 December 2017

We were picked up by one of the Jasmin family members on the street and were first not considering to go, because we are not really lacquerware fans. Finally we went with him and it turned out to be a very interesting stop, with patient explications of all the different production steps and observing the family members doing them one after another. We had no pressure to buy at the end and were even offered water and some fruit. Would recomend it to give it a try if you ever are approached by a stranger with a yasmine card.

Thank d0rak2
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Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

Not the easiest place to find at first, but definitely worth the effort. I bought some pieces at some other shops first but wish I had bought everything here. They give a more detailed explanation of the lacquerware process than the larger shops. And the quality of the pieces definitely feels like it's a few steps above a lot of the other shops. I needed to buy an extra nice piece for a 50th birthday gift and I'm glad I waited to buy it here. There seems to be an attention to detail that's better here than at some of the other shops. Not as big a selection as the bigger, more well known shops, but still a LOT to choose from. The family who run it are very sweet and put no sales pressure on you and will patiently show you piece after piece and help you compare pieces. Prices are not marked on the pieces but we're very reasonable for the quality and craftsmanship. You won't find this kind of thing at home.

The challenge is finding the store. First, google maps shows it accurately, but its difficult to see the sign from the road.

If coming from Nyaung U or Old Bagan, look for the sign for Golden Cuckoo on the right, under the tree (see photo). You won't see the Jasmine Family sign because it's blocked by the Golden Cuckoo sign. Turn right at the Golden Cuckoo sign, BEAR RIGHT, not left, and go beyond Golden Cuckoo. The shop will be on the right. Lots of people live around there so just stop and ask anyone if you get confused. They will gladly set you on the right path.

If you are coming from New Bagan, you should see the sign on the left side of the road (see photo). Turn left at the sign and follow the directions as above.

Also, and surprisingly, they take MC and Visa! Can also arrange overseas shipping but it's very expensive.

Highly recommended if you're in the market for a beautiful, handcrafted memento of Bagan and Myanmar.

1  Thank dave J
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