Kammavaca, a ceremonial object, is Burmese Laquerware
15" High x 7.5 Diameter
Pleasse refer to the Burmese Lacquerware description on the last page. Kammavaca is a Betel Leaf Holder, a popular object to be presented to a monastery. It was used to hold betel leaves & has been a symbol of kingship. Today it's use is confined to the shin-byu novitiation ceremony. It is still the custom for the prettiest girl of the family to carry it to the monastery in a grand procession along with other offerings.
It is decorated with red gilded lacquerware. It is inset with red, orange & clear glass cabochons & flat glass mosiacs. And further decorted with molded relief work in a variety of patterns.
Probably from the 19th cy
Handcrafted in Burma now called Myanmar