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


SKU: 291
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