Gilded Benjarong Chinaware is a certain type of ceramic which has come into use since the end of Ayudhya period.
Benjarong normally means five colors of Chinaware. These five main basic colors are red, yellow, white, black, green and blue. Other complimentary colors such as pink, purple and orange denote varieties. When gilding or gold background are incorporated into the design, the glittering beauty intensifies its value manifold. This process is called Lainamtong or Gilded style. Gilding is done when all other colors have been applied and blank space is purposely left out to be filled in later by final gold coloring. This method really brings out the shine of the gold far better than gilding on top of the colors already applied beforehand. Pure liquid gold coloring popularly used in gilding are 12k liquid gold for standard Benjarong style and 18k liquid gold for relief Benjarong design and for mat finish.
Our hand painted blue Benjarong bowls can be considered as a variation to a traditional style of Benjarong ceramics.
For care recommendation: Use damp cloth to wipe away the dust. Do not use abrasives. The gilded colors will glitter and shine again.