Thavibu Contemporary Art from Thailand, Vietnam and Myanmar/Burma

Box, probably for cosmetics or traditional herbs/medicine

Provenance: Probably Shan State

Period: Late 19th/early 20th Century

Technique: Lacquered bamboo

Height: 34 cm

Note:Richly decorated and very well preserved box with inner tray. Can also serve as betel box. The text on the side reads: February flower for beauty contest

Note:Note that a similar box is in the collection of Singapore Art Museum (Sylvia Fraser-Lu, p.106)