Yun-de is what the Burmese refer to as lacquerware. It is inherently beautiful, but ultimately very utilitarian. It's light, flexible, waterproof, and hard. The many layers of lacquer resist mildew and polish to a smooth luster.
Pair Miniature Burmese Lacquer Offering Bowls, early to mid 20th century, from the Pagan region of Burma, now Myanmar. These Hsun-ok are the most graceful lacquerware, used to present offerings at the Buddhist temple. These are slightly different in hue, one from the other.
Old Burmese Shan Style Royal Offering Bowl No.1447. The most graceful and exotic lacquer object reserved for religious use is hsun-ok. At first glance the hsun-ok resembles a Burmese pagoda. It may also be called a htamin hsun-ok(rice container ) or a pwe-daw-ok (royal food container).