Posted by ေရွးျမန္မာ in

Object- ManuscriptParabaik
Date- ca. 1880
Techniques- Folding leaves of native paper made from the bark of the paper tree (mahlaing in Burmese or broussonetia papyrefera); illustrations in watercolour

Place- Mandalay (City), Burma (probably)
Length 40.7 cmWidth 17.8 cm (folded)

Current Location - Victoria & Albert Museum
Museum number- IM.87-1936

This folding manuscript or parabaik illustrates the King and Queen of Burma inspecting the military and taking part in other courtly activities. The ceremonies illustrated in the five folios here are: the towing of the Royal Barge; an elephant procession; a polo match; a performance with musicians and dancers; and a royal procession with the King and Queen.

This entry was posted on Jul 18, 2009 at Saturday, July 18, 2009 and is filed under . You can follow any responses to this entry through the comments feed .


Such a beautuiful piece of Burmese Art. I have a similar piece & try to find out who actually painted this. Please let me know if you have any info. Thanks & what a GREAT site!

February 16, 2010 at 1:47 PM

Post a Comment