Burmese Lacquered Food Offering Vessel

(5 customer reviews)


“Shun-Ok” Stupa shape lacquerware. Traditional Buddhist food offering vessel from Bagan, Myanmar.

SKU: LBw301 Category:
Additional information

Additional information


• Small: 14″ H x 5″ diameter
• Medium: 20″ H x 7″ diameter
• Large: 24″ H x 10″ diameter


Black, Red

Content & Care

• Handcrafted from woven bamboo which was then treated with tree sap and several layers of lacquer
• Due to the crafted nature of this item, expect slight variation in the appearance of each unique piece
• This piece is intended for decorative use
• Wipe dry with a clean cloth



The most distinctive handicraft offering vessel from Bagan is a rice bowl on a stem with a spired lid called “Shun ok”. Shun ok is a large stupa (top of a temple) shaped vessel used for presenting food to a Buddhist monastery and in the past, to members of the royal family. It is beautifully lacquered in the traditional orange lacquer made using the pigment from cinnabar and decorated throughout in a motif known in Burmese as ku-nan-kan-byat.

Thing you should know about “Lacquered Offering Vessel (Hsun-ok)”.

The hsun-ok comprises a wide curved bowl set on a waisted pedestal flaring out to a circular foot-ring. The lid tapers to an elegant spire, which is relieved at intervals by graceful bulbous mouldings which reduce in size with ascent. Rice, fruit and other foods were placed in the bowl. The base form was crafted from woven bamboo which was then treated with several layers of lacquer and decorated with popular motifs. Traditionally, hsun-ok were carried proudly upon the heads of Burmese women to the temple as an act of merit.

Reviews (5)

5 reviews for Burmese Lacquered Food Offering Vessel


    I am very glad that I chose Eve’s shop. Everything came very nicely packed. She was extra careful with packing. Every item I ordered was just like the pics that was shown. Eve was very prompt with answers. Thank you Eve for everything.. xoxo..

  2. Thomas

    Siam Sawadee simply reaches my expectation that’s why I came back to order their beautiful handicraft again. Thank you very much. I’m more than just satisfied from your beautiful Lacquer Ware you shipped to us.

  3. William Wagner

    Great product. Strong and beautiful. Perfect packing that made the product arrived safely to the States. Prompt efficient service. Highly recommended.

  4. Karin Delin

    This lacquer vessel is gorgeous. It looks so real and authentic. I can truly say that this handmade product has been delicately made by the artisan with full attention. The service was great. Easy, fast and proficient.

  5. Carly Whyment (verified owner)

    I am absolutely made up with my My “Shun-Ok” Stupa shape lacquerware. Traditional Buddhist food offering vessel from Bagan, Myanmar service was impeccable delivery fast could tract the item came very well packed and looks beautiful

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