Burmese Parabaik. Burmese Tattoo Book.
Burmese Parabaik
Burmese Parabaik
Burmese Parabaik
Burmese Parabaik
Burmese Parabaik
Burmese Parabaik
Burmese Parabaik

Burmese Parabaik

Burma: n.p., 19th cent. Hardcover. Parabaik, (accordion, or concertina-style) book. Four by six inches (closed) but 6 by 58 inches fully opened. Heavy handmade paper pasted to form 32 panels containing 8 double page paintings per side for a total of 16. Bound into carved wooden covers. The covers depict a tiger on one and a boar on another. The miniatures are original art and depict tattoo patterns for a client to choose. The images are in pigments of green, red, ochre, flesh, blue and purple, and are surrounded by text and/or symbols in black.


Wood of one cover split but firmly attached, finish lightly rubbed, but images are in fine condition. Near fine. Item #19086

Price: $1,500.00

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