Burma, Myanmar Carved teak chinthe wall plaques.8 1/4 by 4 inches (208 x 105 mm)

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Seller: neilsowards (7,026) 100%, Location: Fort Wayne, Indiana, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 382488783960 Burma, Myanmar. Carved teak wall plaque. 8 1/4 by 4 inches . (208 x 105 mm) Burmese Chinthe. The Burmese chinthe is found at the entrances of temples. It is sort of a mythological creature that is a sort of lion-dragon. It was used on Burmese coins. Teak used to be fairly common in Burma but so much has been harvested, it is now scarce and expensive. Last I heard it is now $10,000 per cubic meter. It is very good for ship decks. Our battleships have teak decks. Now when they tear down old buildings, they salvage the teak. Also Burma is developing. No longer are people willing to work for thirty cents a day. Wages are now up to $3 per day! The last time I visited in 2013 I noticed a significant decline in the quality of the art work because they wanted to produce more (for more income) in less time.These are carved on one side and uncarved on the wall side. They were carved from #1 teak and not salvaged teak.This item is from the estates of my parents and sister. My parents were missionaries to Burma 1921 to 1966 (with breaks). My sister was born there and visited a number to times so their Burma items were collected 1921 to about 2010. Lots may be combined to save on postage. The $26.95 is for Registered First Class Mail. If I can send it via eBay, I will refund excess postage. Material: Carved Teak, Provenance: Ownership History Available

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