Burmese Parabaik

Mid 20th Century

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400 USD

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Description

A Burmese folding book with a lacquered and gilded case.

  • Two-sided, depicting animals of the zodiac on one side and sacred text on the other.
  • Lacquered and gilded cover depicting an elephant.
  • The parabaik records spells and other magic practices — a traditional belief system of the Shan that ran parallel with their professed adherence to Theravada Buddhism.
Condition Report
Revive
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Small nicks, losses and wear to the cover.

Signs of handling and use are commensurate with age.

Threads loose in areas.

Dimensions
Height: 2 inches / 5.08 cm
Width: 3.25 inches / 8.26 cm

Open Length: 19.5 inches / 49.53 cm

Subject
Religion, Astronomy
SKU

C8VPC

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