Hsun it, an offerings’ box made of woven and lacquered bamboo, composed of 5 elements, 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. Bagan region, Burma, first half of the 20th century. Height: 32 cm - Diameter: 35 cm.
WARNING: this lacquer is in very poor condition, with many restorations in specific locations, re-lacquering, chips, cracks (see pictures), which is why it is offered without any reserve price.
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...
In very poor condition, with use marks which does not affect its charm (see pictures).
It will be carefully packaged and shipped by insured parcel with track & trace, via Bpost.
- Scatola di offerta, hsun it
- Bambù intrecciato e laccato
- Prima metà del 20° secolo
- Regione/paese d'origine
- Titolo dell'opera
- Hsun It
- In condizioni ragionevoli, vedi descrizione
- 32×35×35 cm