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Item:273774247609This is the last piece I managed to bring back over the Thai/Burmese border before they restricted most items coming in to Thailand from Burma. Most Buddhas normally sit up and not so common to see them lying down, which is the reason I bought it, my house now has an Industrial style and this piece no longer fits into our decor which is the only reason why I am selling it. A rare piece and very collectable and originated from an old wooden temple that burnt down and the piece was saved. This Buddha is also decorated in hand cut colored glass squares.Papier-mâché literally means chewed paper, and it historically has involved various complicated techniques and materials. Paper in pulp, strips, or sheet form was held together with binders such as hide glue or natural resins. Fillers were added to the paper and glue mix to give a smoother surface or add strength. Papier-mâché is lightweight, hard, and strong, and some types could be worked like wood. Pieces were finished using lacquer, inlay, paint, or varnish. The earliest known examples of papier-mâché are pot lids and helmets from China's Han Dynasty (B.C. 202-220 A.D.) and a falcon's coffin from Persia. Both purely decorative items such as carnival masks and Halloween decorations and functional objects such as tables, chairs, trays, and eyeglass cases were produced.Shan State is a state of Burma (Myanmar). Shan State borders China to the north, Laos to the east, and Thailand to the south, and five administrative divisions of Burma in the west. Largest of the 14 administrative divisions by land area, Shan State covers 155,800 km, almost a quarter of the total area of Burma. The state gets its name from the Shan people, one of several ethnic groups that inhabit the area. Shan State is largely rural, with only three cities of significant size: Lashio, Kengtung, and the capital, TaunggyiShan State, with many ethnic groups, is home to several armed ethnic armies. While the military government has signed ceasefire agreements with most groups, vast areas of the state, especially those east of Thanlwin river, remain outside the central government's control, and in recent years have come under heavy ethnic-Chinese economic and political influence. Length: 34 inches...87cmDepth: 13 inches...33cm.Height: 9 inches...23cm. PLEASE NOTE DO "NOT" BUY MY ITEMS IF YOU HAVE 10 OR LESS FEEDBACK UNLESS YOU CONTACT ME FIRST! Due to the size, shape and being slightly fragile, some pieces will have to be specially wrapped, boxed and insured for loss only which shows in the shipping cost, I do not intend to take any chances with these pieces, better safe than sorry, it would be heart breaking to think it arrived broken and deserves looking after. I LIST NEW ITEMS EVERY WEEK, CHECK OUT MY WEIRD AND WONDERFUL ITEMS UP FOR AUCTION. PAYPAL ONLY READ THIS BEFORE YOU BID Sadly the Thai postal service now charges $35.00 a kilo by air, their old service is no longer available but they say this service is faster, land sea is a lot cheaper but takes longer. I cannot be held responsible for your countries import taxes or any other duties that have to be paid or control what Thai post charges for shipping. All items shipped with a tracking number. Shipping from Thailand can take between 14 to 28 days depending on the postal service and area so please be patient. Thai post will not ship to Brazil, Spain or The Russian Federation and many other eastern block countries so I can only use EMS which is about double the shipping rate quoted but twice as quick taking between 7-10 days. So please contact me first for a quote before you buy. I do my best to bring you unique and sometimes very rare items. I can sell you an item, wrap it as carefully as I can and then ship it to you. I cannot control what Thai post charges for shipping or tell you the exact time it takes to arrive to you, and can only give you a rough idea from past dealings, I have no control what so ever over any postal service's or U.S. customs. I use bubble wrap and other packing to cushion each item from possible mishandling during shipping. If for any reason, the item is broken, please email within 24 hours along with pictures of the broken item, original box inside and outside. I try to take good photo's with different angles, I also put all the information I know about the piece on the page including Height and Width, I do not charge for the box and wrapping which is also expensive here as it has to be imported.
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Large Rare Myanmar-Burmese Shan State Paper Mache Smiling Lying Buddha