Called kyun in Burmese, teak is a dense and durable wood that is treated with oil and used for building, sculpture, carts, and most utilitarian Burmese objects. Burmese teak is known around the world for its durability, and its high oil content makes it less likely to crack.

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  • Antique Carved Ox-Cart Ornament, Burma/Myanmar (11168BLK) $395

    H: 17.125”  W: 5”  D: 14.5” | CALL 213-568-3030 FOR SHIPPING

    Burmese ox carts are often decorated with carved teak ornaments attached to the yoke/cart crosspiece with a similar function of protection and guidance as the figurehead prow on a ship. This ornament of a man moving up a hill is probably a Burmese nat that wascinitially brightly painted andnow is mounted on a wood and metal stand.

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  • Antique Carved Teak Figure, Burma/Myanmar, (11001BKE) $450

    H: 23″  W: 10″  D: 5.5″ | FOR SHIPPING INFORMATION CONTACT US AT 213-568-3030

    This wonderful teak carving may be an indigenous Burmese Nat placed atop a large fleur-de-lis shield reflecting British influence. Wearing a local native sarong (longyi) with an attractive border drawn up between his legs, a decorative pointed collar covers his chest and shoulders, his headgear is pointed at each side, the eyes are mother of pearl, and the red-painted lips are what remains of what was likely a fully painted carving.




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  • Antique Hamsa Heddle Pulley, Burma/Myanmar (11298A-WCK) $195

    H: 10.5”  W: 3.25”  D: 2.375” | FREE SHIPPING!

    This elegant heddle-pulley carved from a single piece of Burmese teak is topped by a hamsa, a  sacred Buddhist symbol of wisdom mentioned in  the Jakata tales about the life of the Buddha. It is believed that auspicious symbolic animal images protected the weaver, assured quality weaving, and pleased the gods and spirits. This antique piece is wonderfully weathered from time and use.

  • Antique Peacock Heddle Pulley, Burma/Myanmar (11297A-ZKE) $245

    H: 13”  W: 3.75”  D: 2.625” | FREE SHIPPING!

    This heddle pulley, carved from Burmese teak wood (kyun), a durable, dense hardwood containing natural oil, is topped by a carved peacock. A graceful image and a frequent decorative motif in Burmese art, it has a sweeping tail extending to the top of his head with two combs on a long elegantly curved neck. Weathered over the years with minor losses, the skill of the carving is apparent, especially in the carving of the feathers on the wings. It has survived well and is in good condition with surface losses and discolorations from age and years of wear which adds to its charm. It has no repairs or restoration and pairs well with11297B-ZKE .

  • Antique Peacock Heddle Pulley, Burma/Myanmar (11297B-ZKE) $245

    H: 14.  W: 2.675”  D: 3.5” | FREE SHIPPING!

    This elegant heddle-pulley carved from a single piece of Burmese teak is topped by a peacock, which in Buddhism represents the short-lived nature of all things and it also is the emblem of its last dynasty the Burmese Dynasty. It is believed that auspicious symbolic animal images protected the weaver, assured quality weaving, and pleased the gods and spirits. This antique piece is wonderfully weathered from time and use.


  • Antique Teak Hamsa Heddle Pulley, Stand, Burma/Myanmar (11298B-WHK) $255

    • This elegant heddle pulley with a hamsa is carved from a single piece of Burmese teak and portrayed  with deeply cut wings to express well-articulated feathers. Having an unusually long tail, it runs from his rear and curves to the top of its head. Its feet are atop two connected heart-shaped panels that hide the moving thimble between them providing a more artistic feel. This piece is in very good condition, is wonderfully weathered, and has with minor losses with a fine patina covers its originally painted surface. Mounted on a black wood base, this heddle pulley pairs well with item number 11298A.


  • Antique/Vintage Bejeweled Dancer, Burma/Myanmar (T038PACK) $1250

    H: 19.75″  W: 7.75″  D: 5″ | FOR SHIPPING INFORMATION CONTACT US AT 213-568-3030

    This exquisite teak carving of a Mandalay Burmese male dancer wearing a sarong is in a fluid twisted pose emphasizing his strength, balance and grace with his raised hand is in a position similar to a Buddhist mudra. His humble status is reflected his head scarf and a bejeweled sarong with insert glass that reflect light and add movement and depth. His joyful beautiful face stares with open eyes and slightly parted lips It is simply a gorgeous work mounted on a contemporary frosted stand to complement any setting.

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  • Antique/Vintage Bejeweled Wood Naga, Burma/Myanmar (11134B-KRK) $975

    H: 32″  W: 20″  D: 7.5″  SHIPPING INFORMATION REQUIRED. CONTACT US AT 213-568-3030

    This exceptional naga was likely one of two that were part of a gong stand. Gongs were used in Burma for both ceremonial and musical purposes in religious, state, or secular settings and as protector figures. A superb carving elaborately decorated with gold lacquer and pigmentation over every square inch, he opens his mouth wide bearing mother-of-pearl teeth and a curled blood red mouth and tongue to drive away malevolent spirits reinforced by the large glaring eyes circled in red. On first glance it is menacing, but its history as a protector of Buddha Shakyamuni make it prized as a fanciful, gleeful guardian. His scales are arched relief designs of mixed lacquer and ash highlighted with inset cut mirrors and green sequin-like glass “jewels.” It is mounted on a museum quality stand and is in excellent condition for its age and use despite missing and ear.

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  • SOLD Antique Animal Shaped Wood Coconut Cutter, Thailand (3450ZSE) $395


    This antique coconut grater is a very practical multi-use creation designed to cut, grate, shave, husk, and shred coconuts and large fruits and vegetables. Some were carved as crouching rabbits and others like this were realistic renderings of small mammals. Its decorative appeal includes lovely 6-petal flowers above its four legs and elegantly curved and metal piece extending ”  W:from its mouth. With its warm and rustic feel, it would be a unique decorative addition to any kitchen and an interesting conversational piece.

  • Vintage Heddle Pulley with a Mythical Animal , Burma/Myanmar (3303EKE) $225

    Ht: 12”  W: 4.125”  D: 3.25” | FREE SHIPPING!

    In Burma/Myanmar, heddle-pulleys are usually decorated with carvings of mythical or auspicious animals believed to provide protection to and assure good quality weaving from the weaver. This heddle pulley is surmounted with a carved chinthe, a Burmese lion depicted here as a powerful beast with its mouth open in a roar with a powerful neck covered with a thick mane, and hair piled on top of the head, all reinforcing his ferocity.  This fine carving is in excellent condition with few signs of wear and age and  is mounted on a metal pole on a black wood base. His feet firmly rest on top of the downward-pointing triangle and he pushes his body unnaturally high on its hind legs and bends its tail up and forward to touch his head. This tail-touching-head image is often used with Burmese heddle pulleys to highlight the area under the animal where the thread used in the weaving travels around the bobbin between the wood round triangle pieces holding it.

  • Vintage Panel of a Court Dancer, Burma/Myanmar (T052A-BLE) $335

    H: 18.25”  W: 9.125”  D: 2.75” | FREE SHIPPING

    This fine vintage teak carving depicts a Burmese dancer holding a sword with his right hand  behind his head. His attire includes elements of formal court dress: a court cap, a top with long sleeves ending at the wrists and collar with half-round segments, and a skirt-like sectioned pants with dramatic wing-like projections. Also, males and females could not touch during the performance.  As a set, the three panels the Female Farmer with a Hoe (T052C-BLE), Female Farmer with a Basket (T052B-BLE) and the Court Dancer T052A-BLE) would make a unique and charming wall arrangement.

  • Vintage Panel of a Female Farmer with a Basket, Myanmar/Burma (T052B-BLE) $335

    H: 16.75”  W: 9.375”  D: 3” | FREE SHIPPING

    This delightful polychrome wood folk panel of a barefoot female farmer carrying a basket is one of special, finely executed modern folk “antiques” created in Burma in the past few decades. This charming creation exhibit the skills and creative imagination of a Burmese folk art artisan producing an attractive earthy and decorative quality that compliments and adds warmth to any interior. By adding a back hook it can be made into a unique wall decoration.  As a set, the three panels of the Female Farmer with a Hoe (T052C-BLE), Female Farmer with a Basket (T052B-BLE), and Court Dancer (T052A-BLE) would make a unique and charming wall arrangement.

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