Jurema lacquer method
The Jurema Lacquer Method
that she developed has taken many years of
refinement to its current state. The process is
entirely manual, recycling natural materials, and
treating them to ensure their preservation and
durability. Art pieces are then colour-coated with
as many as 6 layers of lacquer before being
Jurema takes what is left over from the bountiful rainforests
and transforms them into unique, decorative, and useful items for the
home or office. Some of the natural materials she uses include coconuts,
bamboos, durian - a native-Malay fruit, coconut tree bark known in
Malaysia as ‘upeh’, as well as palm tree bark.
What makes Jurema’s creations so unique is that none of the pieces are
alike, ensuring complete exclusivity. Nature’s way attends to that, as
do Jurema’s artistic embellishments. All pieces are one-of-a-kind.
What was once a piece of bark, becomes a chic sushi tray, or an elegant
fruit bowl, wine cooler, etc. Sections of a bamboo trunk become
lacquered candleholders. The selection of Jurema’s creations is
extensive and varied.
Imagination goes hand-in-hand with Jurema Creations; yet the unique
and distinctive appeal of each and every piece cannot be lost on any
beholder of such creativity at its utmost.
In March 2003, Jurema was asked to provide numerous native palm trays to
be used as centrepieces on the banquet tables at the coronation of the
9th Sultan of Selangor, Malaysia.