An elegant Hsun it, an offerings box made of woven and lacquered bamboo, composed of 5 elements fitting 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, first half of the 20th century.
36 cm high and 41 cm of diameter.
Beautiful, very decorative ancient object with a timeless shape. The red/ochre lacquer is entirely original.
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 or bamboo...
In good condition for an commonly used object from this period, original red/ochre lacquer, some chips, cracks, in short, it bears the traces of its use, which does not spoil it s charm (please look at the pictures).
It will be carefully packaged and sent by insured mail with track & trace.
- Gevlochten en gelakt bamboe
- Eerste helft 20e eeuw
- Regio/land van herkomst
- Titel kunstwerk
- Hsun it
- Redelijke staat, zie beschrijving
- 36×41×41 cm