Benjarong Bowl & Lid with Box 6″
With delicate color patterns hand-painted on the surface, this national treasure has its origins in the Ming dynasty. Urai Taeng-Eim has just finished working out new designs of Benjarong tableware to match her city clients’ tastes. Among her new offerings are saucers big enough to hold a snack or a cookie when it’s time for tea or coffee.
“I just want the Benjarong to be used in everyday life, not just as a luxury ornament that stands in a glass cabinet or a display window,” said Mrs Urai, 56, who was instrumental in establishing the Don Kai Dee Benjarong Village, a small community in tambon Don Kai Dee in Samut Sakhon’s Krathum Baen district that specialises in Benjarong porcelain.