Burmese Black Lacquer Box

c. 1920
W: 15.0" D: 7.0" H: 6.75"
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Dated to the early 20th-century, this petite woven box is a timeless example of Burmese lacquerware. Made of woven bamboo strips, the box is coated in a putty-like substance known as thayo, comprised of lacquer and sawdust, and finished with a glossy layer of black lacquer. Used for general storage of small items, the small box adds rustic texture to modern interiors.

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