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Fine Burmese Shan Talismanic Undergarments Yantra, Early 20th C.

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Fine Burmese Shan Talismanic Undergarments Yantra, Early 20th C.
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Fine Burmese Shan Talismanic Undergarments Yantra, Early 20th C. Worn for protection, created by Buddhist monks or shaman who would write/draw the yantra on the cloth. They were usually made using a stylus with black ink made from soot and animal bile. The drawings on such textiles most often consisted of images of Buddha, nats (many pictured on this cloth), diagrams with magic numbers and letters, incantations and magic spells. It was believed that the physical and mental characteristics of animals were transferred from the drawings to the person wearing the garment. Size: 21'' x 60'', 53 x 152 cm (shirt); 43'' x 36'', 109 x 91 cm (pants).
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This is a NO RESERVE AUCTION: there are no hidden or confidential reserves, all acceptable bidding commences at the online START PRICE. Please let us know if you would like to receive a condition report or have any specific questions regarding the condition of a lot. Condition reports will be sent during the week prior to the auction, and can be requested via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone: 215-438-4700. Absence of a statement to condition in the description does not construe a statement of any kind. Please refer to Terms and Conditions of the sale.
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Fine Burmese Shan Talismanic Undergarments Yantra, Early 20th C.

Estimate $300 - $600
Jun 07, 2022
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Starting Price $150
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0654: Fine Burmese Shan Talismanic Undergarments Yantra, Early 20th C.

Sold for $1,100
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Est. $300 - $600Starting Price $150
ETHNOGRAPHIC ARTS | DAY TWO
Jun 07, 2022 10:00 AM EDT
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Fine Burmese Shan Talismanic Undergarments Yantra, Early 20th C. Worn for protection, created by Buddhist monks or shaman who would write/draw the yantra on the cloth. They were usually made using a stylus with black ink made from soot and animal bile. The drawings on such textiles most often consisted of images of Buddha, nats (many pictured on this cloth), diagrams with magic numbers and letters, incantations and magic spells. It was believed that the physical and mental characteristics of animals were transferred from the drawings to the person wearing the garment. Size: 21'' x 60'', 53 x 152 cm (shirt); 43'' x 36'', 109 x 91 cm (pants).
Condition
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This is a NO RESERVE AUCTION: there are no hidden or confidential reserves, all acceptable bidding commences at the online START PRICE. Please let us know if you would like to receive a condition report or have any specific questions regarding the condition of a lot. Condition reports will be sent during the week prior to the auction, and can be requested via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone: 215-438-4700. Absence of a statement to condition in the description does not construe a statement of any kind. Please refer to Terms and Conditions of the sale.

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