Sadaik, a Burmese Laquerware Manuscript Chest & Stand
19" High x 27" Wide x 10" Deep Please refer to the Lacquerware description on the previous page. Sadaik is a sacred scroll box used in monasteries to hold palm leaf manuscripts shaped in long oblong folios that tell the teachings of Buddha. It is beautifully carved with Thia Angels on all four sides. The manuscripts would be held in the separate box that sits on top to protect the from harm by mice or water. This piece is embellishes with gold leaf, moulded thayo decoration inlaid with glass. A stunning piece in great condition. A rare find.
Handcrafted in Burma