In the West, large costly ceramic vases are a treasured part of Chinese culture. Sometimes displayed in the homes of the wealthy, they are mostly found in museums and exhibits.
Their Cambodian counterpart are the large wooden vase-shaped objects, made from a single piece of a very expensive luxury wood. They are quite common despite their price. At least one of the houses Maryknoll rented as an office had the “vases” displayed in the entrance way and living room.