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

Burmese Parabaik

Burma: n.p., Early 20th cent. Hardcover. Parabaik, (accordion, or concertina-style) book. Four by six inches (closed) but 6 by 50+ inches fully opened. Heavy handmade paper pasted to form 28 panels containing 22 original paintings including 4 double page illustrations. Bound into lacquer boards with designs and reliefs of an elephant and a monkey on each board, the boards painted in black, red and gold. The miniatures are original art and depict tattoo patterns for a client to choose. The images are in pigments of green, yellow, brown, red, gold and purple, and are surrounded by text and/or symbols in black.


The images depict gods and goddess, lions, peacock, fish and other animals.
In fine condition.

. Near fine. Item #20350

Price: $1,000.00

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