Lacquered Book (Kammawa-sa), late 19th century

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The early Burmese Buddhist religious texts called Kammawa-sa date from the Pagan period (1044–1287). In this much later example, a thick, glossy black lacquer known as "tamarind seed" is used to write on a folded, lacquered cloth with silver or gold leaf decoration. Such texts were also displayed and stored in areas designated for monastic rites.

Lacquered Book (Kammawa-sa)
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