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Discussion in 'Textiles, Needle Arts, Clothing' started by sassafras, Jul 12, 2018.

  1. sassafras

    sassafras Well-Known Member

    It's got a lot going on! I'm basically clueless on this one. Can anyone provide any information as to it's age and where it might be from? Was there a purpose for this type of thing or was it always meant to be wall decoration? It's pretty big...38 1/2" tall x 52 1/2.

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  2. reader

    reader Well-Known Member

    I believe Kalaga from Myanmar. Made as wall hangings although I’ve seen pillows, spreads, etc. Decorative but go back to palace and royal art depicting Buddhist and Hindu stories and more. Others will give you more in depth info but this should get you started. Beautiful work.
     
  3. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    Looks Indian, but as to age...not new. It could be 100+ years old or 25. I'm betting @Any Jewelry or someone else will have a better idea.
     
  4. kyratango

    kyratango Bug jewellery addiction!

  5. kyratango

    kyratango Bug jewellery addiction!

    Ooh...:shy: Just saw you identified it, @reader:)
     
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  6. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    This gorgeous Kalaga is indeed from Myanmar. The scenes on Kalagas are mostly from the life of the Buddha, from the Hindu epic Ramayana, historical events, or animals.
    This one is probably of a historical event, and made as decoration. They are very fragile, so be careful with maintenance. Brushing the dust off with a soft brush is best.
     
  7. sassafras

    sassafras Well-Known Member

    It's amazing how much knowledge the folks on this board have! Thank you so very much for the replies.
     
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