A set of complete Burmese manuscripts – Kammavaca – Burma/Myanmar
19th century. A set of complete Burmese manuscripts – Lacquer – Kammavaca – Burma/Myanmar & wall hanging made of silky fabric.
A set of rare and complete Burmese manuscripts (KAMMAVACA) made of lacquer in good condition.
It is written in the Pali language using the Burmese script. The square letters were written in thick black vermilion varnish. This set consists of 16 sheets and 2 wooden covers. Each sheet was engraved on both sides with images of deity figures from Hindu-Buddhist mythology. Each leaf has small holes where you can insert a string to tie them together.
Kammavaca is the most sacred Burmese religious text and was used for monastic rituals, usually ordinations. It contains rules for monastic service and contains writings (khandaka) on ordination and exhortations for the newly ordained monk. It is now very difficult to find such a complete set and in such good condition. Supplied with two wall hangers made of silky soft black fabric and gold-colored hanging rods (see photos}