Khmer Lacquer Rattan Scroll Container EUO94

$345.00

Unlike its neighboring countries, antique lacquer-ware is seldom seen in Cambodia and this scroll container is a rare artifact. It is made from woven bamboo and jackfruit wood which has been lacquered, and is in excellent condition. A simple design of triangles can be seen on the rims of the vessel.

Availability: In stock

The tradition of crafting objects fortified and decorated with lacquer in Cambodia is century’s old, dating back to at least the 12th century. The tradition of working with lacquer was nearly lost but in recent times has experienced a revival with modern designs being produced for the tourist souvenir market.

Characteristics
Height: 18cm, 7 in
Diameter: 10.5cm, 4 in
Provenance: Kampong Cham Province, Cambodia
Period: Late 19th century

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