Ornate Stately 19th Century Teak Lacquerware. Rice. Alms. Buddhist. Mandalay. Burma. Myanmar
Decorative rice boxes were – and still are – used to deliver and distribute rice to monks. Glutinous aka Sticky Rice portions were placed in banana leaf packets. and then into these handmade containers. Such containers were either taken to the streets where monks passed by or to temples
This ornate 23″ box is in excellent condition both inside and out.
Where the base narrows, you can see some openwork formed by small bamboo pillars. See Photo 7.
Teak rice lacquerware – like this one – is from the Mandalay Region of Burma.
Phenomenal condition and lots of lucky elephants.
For the Serious Collector.