Scatola di Betel (1) - Bambù intrecciato e laccato - Kun It - Burma - 60

Descrizione
Scatola di Betel (1) - Bambù intrecciato e laccato - Kun It - Burma - 60
In buone condizioni, vedi descrizione

Description:

Cylindrical betel box called ‘Kun It’, a traditional model popular in Burma for centuries.

The bright red colour comes from a mixture of cinnabar powder (mercury sulphide) mixed with natural sap (lacquer). However, the box does not have a single colour: there are tiny dots of yellow orpiment (arsenic trisulfide), barely visible to the naked eye, which highlights the vermilion colour.

The drawings are made by freehand with a rudimentary tool, a very sharp stylus, called Tont Yun, which gave its name to the technique used.

The main box is used to contain the betel leaves, the lower part of the two inner trays for the tobacco leaves while the top tray used to contain spices, lime and pieces of betel-nuts.

It is complete with its two inner trays and is adorned with representations of Nat, a Burmese deity.

It was produced in a workshop in New Bagan in the 1960s.

CONDITION:

In very good condition but the top lid is slightly shifted when the box is closed (see last picture).

Will be carefully packaged and shipped with insurance via Bpost, with track & trace.

Dettagli lotto
Numero complessivo di oggetti
1
Oggetto
Scatola di Betel
Tecnica
lacca
Materiale
Bambù intrecciato e laccato
Periodo
60
Regione/paese d'origine
Burma
Attribuzione
Originale
Titolo dell'opera
Kun It
Condizioni
In buone condizioni, vedi descrizione
Dimensioni
157×184×184 mm
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