Hsun it, an offerings’ box made of woven and lacquered bamboo, composed of 5 elements which fit into each other; it was used by the followers to bring food to monasteries, the rice was placed in the large bowl, then the vegetables on a plate, then fish or meat, and often, small tamarind candies were placed under the top little bowl which could be used as ladle or cup. Region of Bagan, Burma, middle of the 20th century, or even older. 32 cm high by 37 cm of diameter.
TRAVEL DIARY OF JEAN DUMOULIN
During my trip to the region of Bagan in 2017, I had the opportunity of buying a lot of Hsun it, after one of my sourcing-experts, who had purchased one of these next to a monastery near Monywa, did not use it any longer, the plastic or metal is unfortunately more and more worn. However, the Kywede monastery in the state of Arakan is resisting, and the monk directing it refuses any offering which is not brought in such traditional recipient in lacquered wood...
Good condition for a common object of this period, it bears the traces of use, which do not spoil its charm, some cracks and local re-lacquering on some parts (have a look at the pictures).
It will be packaged with care and sent via ensured mail with track & trace via Bpost.
- Offrendo la scatola, hsun esso
- Bambù intrecciato e laccato
- metà del XX secolo
- Regione/paese d'origine
- Titolo dell'opera
- Hsun It
- In buone condizioni, vedi descrizione
- 32×37×37 cm