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Carved Lacquered Elephant Head Rice Scoop

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Folk Art: Pre 1920: Item # 788418

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An elephant with raised trunk, symbol of hospitality, forms the handle of this carved teakwood Burmese rice scoop. The dark red lacquer, applied over black lacquer in the traditional manner of Burmese artisans, is worn so the black undercoat shows through in areas, giving this early 20th century piece an inviting patina. The elephant trunk, which forms the scoop handle, is especially worn and shows evidence of many years of use. A simple decorative pattern is carved along the top of the scoop, also worn along the edge. This whimsical and wonderful piece of utilitarian folk art is in solid condition with no cracks. Dimensions: length 17" (43 cm), width 4-1/2" (11 cm), height 4" (10 cm). SEE MORE ITEMS IN OUR COLLECTION AT WWW.SILKROAD1.COM