Burmese Kammavaca Manuscript with Metal Leaves
AGE: – More than 150 years
CONSTRUCTION: – Metal pages, possibly copper, or tin with decorative wooden end covers, some corners damaged
LENGTH: – 51cm
WIDTH: – 10cm
WEIGHT: – 2.05 kg includes original cover and sasigyo
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Antique Burmese Kammavaca Manuscript with Metal Leaves has wooden gilded end covers inscribed with mythological beings from Burmese myth and folklore. This kammavaca comes with a covering and intricately handwoven sasigyo. This kammavaca is a little narrower than the more traditional Burmese kammavaca which is usually between 14 and 15 cm wide and made with the cloth of a monk’s robe stiffened with lacquer.
This Kammavaca has been well used as can be seen by the wear on the front covers and edges of the pages and may indicate that it is older than we have the knowledge to tell, most of these kammavaca don’t have any reference to dates unless is written inside the front cover, or that it may have been a special kammavaca used by a head monk.