Superb Silver Ancient Burmese Kammavaca Manuscript
Ornate wood covers decorated with in red, green & silver sparkles.
Thick lacquered text on gilded base.
Some folios from the eighteenth century are recognizable by their distinctive slightly tarnished silvery sheen. This was acquired by adding a small amount of gold to silver, a piece of which was pounded repeatedly in a leather pouch to produce mogyoleaf or “sky string”, said to resemble the color or lightning.
Gilding worn in places. The pages have suffered from the passing of time and some edges or corners crumbled.
THE SILVER found in this set is extremely rare.
Estimated to be from the 1700s / early 1800s
Condition is not perfect
This item has spent a lifetime being used for the purpose of its creation with the original artist/user.Signs of this life lived heartily may be present on the piece in the form of stains, thread loss, loose threads, holes, tears, color run and other imperfections.Therefore the condition must be assumed to be “not” perfect. More photos of such imperfections will be provided on request.
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