| Book of Tattoo Designs ('parabaik')
From the Shan, or Tai Yai, people of eastern Burma, these
stunning books were used in monasteries by special, skilled
monks as reference for tattoo designs and auspicious dates.
Most of the designs impart power or protection. We find
few of these available, and then only select those in
good condition and with artfully drawn images. In white
ink on 13 black, coated, 2-sided pages, plus covers. (Please
see Diran, Richard; The Vanishing Tribes of Burma;
1997; p.124). This is quite striking when displayed fully
opened up. Sorry, but this item is SOLD; if you are interested,
I could look for something similar.
Size, each page: 14.5" x 4.75