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Red Lacquer Shan Kwet Bowl

Red Lacquer Shan Kwet Bowl


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Lacquer: Pre 1920: Item # 854196

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This large lacquered early 20th century bowl from the Shan people, who live primarily in eastern parts of Burma and across the border in western and northern areas of Thailand, is called a “kwet” and was used to serve huge quantities of rice. It is made of split bamboo basketry supported by six sturdy ribs that curve down to end in six low feet. The basic bamboo construction is coated inside and out with layers of black lacquer overlaid with layers of red lacquer. The basketry shows through the lacquer, adding texture to the attractive shape. Dimensions: diameter 17 ½” (45 cm), height 7 ½” (19 cm).