Reprint of the 1992 study, which is now the recognized resource book on the weights in animal form that were traditionally used in the 15th to 19th century Burmese empires.  Fieldwork and other research done in the 1970s, together with black and white photographs and drawings and tabulated information, contribute to the exposition of the usage, manufacture, motifs, symbolism and distribution of these weights, which played a significant part in the rule and economy of Burma-influenced areas of Southeast Asia.

Earth to Heaven: The Royal Animal-Shaped Weights of the Burmese Empires

SKU: 014935
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    Gear, Donald & Joan Gear
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    Silkworm Books

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