All the information and footage was collected during the Field research to Thailand, supported by Creasia Group.
Three Main Steps:
The harvesting process starts with cutting down all of the branches from the tree, until the tree is ‘naked’. Since Lac insects thrives best on tender shoots rather than old and woody ones, this will provide a suitable ground for the next season. so the insects will be well fed and thrive upon, the host plants must be receptive and suitable. All the branches full of lac are gathered from the field and being transported to a scraping station. The process is very tedious and slow. It involves sitting on the ground with a group and scraping by means of a special type of knifes. From there, it will be transported to the factory.