All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Lacquer : Pre 1940 item #1265203 (stock #Ch1661)
attractive Burmese lacquer kalat or baetin painted with a typical swirling hooked design in black. Diameter: 50.7 cm. Height: 26.7 cm. c. 1930-40.
These food trays are chiefly made by the Intha people of Inle lake in Eastern Burma. A similar example is illustrated in Than Htun: Lacquerware Journeys, p. 212.