This opulent, hand-painted, wood-carved jewelry box portrays the ancient Asian custom of bulls pulling a cart for upper classmen comes in meticulously-detailed paint in rich green, yellow and white over a hand-shellacked black lacquer base. Lacquer oriental jewelry boxes of this quality can thank the Burmese artisans who hand-crafted them. This decorative lacquer oriental jewelry box is the perfect place to keep all your most sentimental jewelry.
These creatures pulling passengers can be attributed to numerous Asian mythologies. The ox and bull symbolize strength and fertility and were often used to cart goods and supplies for farmers. Bulls were also a mode of transport for wealthy merchants, shopkeepers and even the aristocracy. The story of the bull is long, interesting and varies from culture to culture. Hence, this lacquer oriental jewelry box can be a focal point and conversation piece. The bull is often seen as a symbol of strength, virility and as a powerful life force. Man’s domination of the bull for commerce and food and other raw materials further illustrates his value. If you are looking to buy jewelry boxes online, look no further than at this flawless artistic depiction. Place all your favorite pieces within for secure keeping and enjoy the beauty on the exterior of the box, hand-painted by a Burmese artisan.