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Rare Antique Burmese Kammavaca Prayer Manuscript ~ 19th Century
Rare Antique Burmese Kammavaca Prayer Manuscript ~ 19th Century
Rare Antique Burmese Kammavaca Prayer Manuscript ~ 19th Century
Rare Antique Burmese Kammavaca Prayer Manuscript ~ 19th Century
Rare Antique Burmese Kammavaca Prayer Manuscript ~ 19th Century
Rare Antique Burmese Kammavaca Prayer Manuscript ~ 19th Century
Rare Antique Burmese Kammavaca Prayer Manuscript ~ 19th Century
Rare Antique Burmese Kammavaca Prayer Manuscript ~ 19th Century
Rare Antique Burmese Kammavaca Prayer Manuscript ~ 19th Century

Rare Antique Burmese Kammavaca Prayer Manuscript ~ 19th Century

1800s
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Rare Antique Burmese Kammavaca Prayer Manuscript

A rare gilt Kammavaca, it has 10 leaves, with two end covers. Pali written in tamarind lacquer.  Gild worn with age but still very nice piece.
Dated to most likely the 19th century.

Size:  Front and Back panels are 57.5cm long and 13.5cm wide
Inside pages are about 57cm long and 13cm wide.

The Burmese have been making prayer manuscripts dedicated to their Buddhist teachings for hundreds of years. This Burmese Kammavaca Buddhist Prayer Manuscript consists of 10 leaves with two end covers.  The basic material is thin sheets of wood.

Such texts have been used to record and publish a host of Burmese religious writings, including complete sets of the Tripitaka scriptures.

Kammavaca manuscripts detailed principles of Buddhist monks, as well as sutras from the Buddha. They play an important part in the religious life of the monks.  The manuscripts themselves are a compilation of rules taken from the Vinaya and the Tipitaka that establish the general rules of conduct for monks living in monasteries.
Often used for the ordination of a Buddhist monk, a set traditionally was commissioned by parents or other relatives on the occasion of the tonsure ceremony for a family member who was entering the monkhood.

Wear and tear is minimal with light scrapes and scuffs.  A well looked-after piece.

Rare Antique Burmese Kammavaca Prayer Manuscript

Rare Antique Burmese Kammavaca Prayer Manuscript

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