THAI Seedlac yields rich warm Red amber tones, excellent for rosewoods, mahogany, redwood. Intermix with other shellacs to impart reddish warm tones.
These coarse raw seeds remind me of crushed red brick.
Seedlacs are harvested from the “sticklac” by crushing and sieving to remove organic material leaving behind the “seed”. The sieved lac is washed to remove insect parts and other soluble material, leaving the product we know as seedlac. The prefix “seed” refers to the seed like pellet shape of this basic natural material from which all shellac is made.
Strain the liquid shellac through a paint filter or cheesecloth, to remove any organic debris (proof this is an organic & natural product).
The natural colors of the seedlacs are result of the sap consumed by the lac insect and the season of harvest.
See all our seedlacs at:The Shellac Variety List