Asian art

Burmese Nats / spirits

Burmese Nat statues

In spite of centuries of Buddhist practice, animism, the worship of spirits, which have existed from an even more remote time, continues to exist side by side with Buddhism.
Ghosts and demons have not been seen by many but that is no reason not to believe those who have!

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The Burmese spirit world has thirty-seven nats or spirits. Most of these are spirits of those who have died a violent death. Shrines are built for them and offerings made.

Most of these spirits are appeased out of fear for they are capable of punishing more than rewarding, but that does not mean that one cannot ask for health, fame or fortune.
Even among those who have given up animistic worship, a spell of bad luck and visit to an astrologer can make them revert back to their traditional worship to appease spirits who still want their offerings. For nat worship, it is the custom to hang a green coconut in a small basket in a corner of the living room. If there is an ilness, for example, and the stem of the coconut is found to be dry, it is assumed that the spirit is angry because the coconut has not been replaced by a fresh one earlier.
Those who work on a stage, make movies or play in orchestras customerily need to offer bananas, coconut, and tobacco leaf to the spirit of the arts before performanes.

Burmese Nat statue

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See our Burmese Nat statues

Antique Burmese Nat statue

Antique Burmese Nat statue

475 euro
Antique Burmese Nat statue

Antique Burmese Nat statue

225 euro
Pair of antique Burmese Nat statues

Pair of antique Burmese Nat statues

950 euro
Antique Burmese Nat on horse

Antique Burmese Nat on horse

850 euro
Old Burmese Nat statue

Old Burmese Nat statue

150 euro
Pair of antique Burmese Nat statues

Pair of antique Burmese Nat statues

900 euro
Antique wooden Burmese Nat statue

Antique wooden Burmese Nat statue

350 euro
Antique wooden Garuda statue

Antique wooden Garuda statue

1650 euro
Large set of Burmese Nat statues

Large set of Burmese Nat statues

8500 euro
Old Burmese wooden Nat statue

Old Burmese wooden Nat statue

750 euro
Antique wooden Temple panel

Antique wooden Temple panel

950 euro
Antique Burmese Nat on horse

Antique Burmese Nat on horse

850 euro
Antique Burmese Nat statue

Antique Burmese Nat statue

250 euro
Antique standing Burmese Nat statue

Antique standing Burmese Nat statue

2500 euro
Antique Burmese Nat statue

Antique Burmese Nat statue

650 euro
Pair antique Burmese Nat statues

Pair antique Burmese Nat statues

950 euro
Antique Burmese Nat on horse

Antique Burmese Nat on horse

400 euro
Antique Burmese Nat statue

Antique Burmese Nat statue

400 euro
Antique Burmese Nat statue

Antique Burmese Nat statue

300 euro
Antique Burmese Nat statue

Antique Burmese Nat statue

300 euro
Antique wooden panel of Burmese Nat statue

Antique wooden panel of Burmese Nat statue

200 euro
Antique terracotta panel

Antique terracotta panel

375 euro
Antique wooden Burmese Nat statue

Antique wooden Burmese Nat statue

550 euro
Antique wooden Burmese Nat statue

Antique wooden Burmese Nat statue

550 euro
Old wooden Burmese Nat statue

Old wooden Burmese Nat statue

450 euro
Antique Burmese Nat statue

Antique Burmese Nat statue

350 euro
Large antique wooden Nat statue

Large antique wooden Nat statue

1350 euro
Antique wooden Burmese Nat statue

Antique wooden Burmese Nat statue

550 euro
Old hanging Burmese Nat statue

Old hanging Burmese Nat statue

125 euro
Old wooden Burmese Nat statue

Old wooden Burmese Nat statue

90 euro
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