The production process is only known to a handful of families in Thailand that who have passed it down to through generations spanning many centuries.
The intricacies of how it is made, the colour mixing, application of paints and patterns, are a well-kept secret.
The information you can find on our product pages, are as much as we are allowed to reveal.
Drawing: it begins with circular guide lines on the bone China or Thai porcelain on a turning wheel which is turned by the artist's hand.
Painting: Benjarong was traditionally painted from rim to base in symmetrical patterns. Although Benjarong means 5 colours, up to 14 colours are now used to improve variety in the patterns using paint made from mineral colours.
Quality Control: Only the strictest quality control procedures are employed and the slightest mistake will lead to rejection. Perfection is paramount for this range.
Weight: 0.240 kg
Length: 12 cm
Width: 9 cm
Height: 10 cm
HS Code: 6939 9010
Country of Origin: Thailand
Certification of Authenticity: Included with every purchase, copy required
Benjarong is fragile just like all ceramics so handle with care and you will find they last a lifetime.
- Benjarong contains a metallic gold paint and must therefore never be placed in a microwave oven.
- Avoid direct exposure to sunlight for long periods.
- To avoid scratches, ensure your Benjarong pieces do not rub against hard surfaces. We recommend that plates are stacked with tissues separating them. Do not slide plates over one another, they can scratch, just as one diamond will scratch another.
- To clean a Benjarong dinnerware items, it is advisable to hand wash only as you would with any other bone china.
- Use a plastic basin as a cushion against a hard metal sink.
- Never use abrasive pads, cleaners or scouring agents.
- Don't let your Benjarong sit in the sink or basin for a long period of time.
- Wash separately from other dinnerware e.g. cutlery.
- Do not wash with any silver because any rust from the silver could cause a grey mark on a piece of Benjarong dinnerware item.
- It is safe to warm your Benjarong tableware ni an oven provided that you place the Benjarong in a cold oven and heat gradually up to 100 degrees C or, in a gas oven, to gas mark "one qaurter". Alternatively you can warm your Benjarong in a hostess trolleyor on a plate warmer.