We thought we'd lost them. But they were there all along, nestled in the hills just north of Mandalay. Specifically in a town called... marble.
Sagyin, meaning “marble” in Burmese, is the home of the marble trade in Burma. Everybody in the village works with marble. They mine it, carve it, use it as toothpaste, soap and lipstick. The stone is prized for its beauty, hardness and varied texture.
This is a collection which has been four years in the making. We had a few hiccups on the way, but really four years is about right given that the material is hundreds of thousands of years old, and the trade is as old as time.
Each piece clearly shows the manual work of the makers. You can see where the chisel has worked down the middle of the toothbrush cup. Where the pestle and mortar has been hand-finished. It’s been a long time coming, and we hope will become a long-loved part of your home.