Blue-Eyed Kitty Cat

Unique Lacquerware Mango Wood

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SKU: 82009
Wearing an elegant collar and adorned with bright flowers, a blue-eyed kitty purrs contentedly. Nantana Sompamitre transforms mango wood into a Korat or Si-Sawat (happiness) cat. Loved throughout Thailand, this natural breed originated in Ampur Pimai in the province of Korat where they have been bred in the royal cattery since 1350. The elegant cat was owned only by royalty and courtiers. Sompamitre carves wood into the desired shape and coats it with lacquer. Once dried it is polished, and another coat is applied – up to twenty times. The final layer is polished with powdered fired clay and painted by hand.
  • Mango wood
  • 0.35 lbs
  • 3.9 inches H x 5 inches W x 2.6 inches D
  • Made in Thailand

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Nantana Sompamitre

3 Reviews

  • 5
    Blue Eyed Kitter - a purrrr-fect gift

    Posted by Judith on Apr 29th 2020

    Poor little "Blue Eyed Cat's" review never shows up... I bought this years ago as a gift for a friend of mine...I get a smile when I see it proudly displayed in her home. Painted details are exquisite.

  • 5
    Fun; great gift

    Posted by Paula E. on Sep 28th 2017

    This handsome lacquered kitty-box made a great gift for my cat-loving friend.

  • 5
    So sweet and delicate

    Posted by Angela on Jan 13th 2017

    Beautifully painted kitty. Delicate but beautifully made cat box, one I am sure to treasure for years.