24.5" High x 21" Wide x 4.5" Deep
Shway is a Burmese Yok-Thei Puppet, wearing garments rich in sequin detail, ample couched metllic thread, large thick red, silver, green foil backed glass roundels & gold leaf on the face & body. The garment is 19cy court costume. He is famed in a shadow box with a black velvet background & gold leaf paint on all insides of the shadow box. Such a lovely way to display Shway. This is an older piece.
Handcrafted in Burma now called Myanmar