Kamawa Sar
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This Burmese manuscript from the early 20th century is a funerary volume prepared on the occasion of the death of a Buddhist monk. The core of each page is wood, perhaps thin bamboo slices, covered with many layers of lacquer. The text, Pali language written in Burmese script, was separately and painstakingly painted with lacquer in a very stylized fashion. The style is associated with a production center in Mandalay, Burma. The text consists of a compendium of popular Buddhist rituals.

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