Classic Asian design features elegant cloisonne paired with carved cinnabar in this pair of bangles. The inside measurement is 2 1/2 inches; each measures 1/4 inch wide. They are unsigned and in fine condition.
Cinnabar, also known as Chinese Lacquer, is a famous Chinese handicraft created by painting multiple layers of lacquer onto an item, letting the item dry between each coat, and then carving the resulting layers of lacquer into beautiful patterns. Cloisonne is an ancient metalwork technique that makes use of small, precious metal filaments and colorful glass enamels to create brilliant artwork. The metal wires are bent into shapes to create designs, and many coats of finely ground glass enamel are fired into them until one unique piece of art is rendered.