A LARGE FRAMED BURMESE KALAGA

$200 SGD (inclusive of GST)

1940's Purchased in Myanmar With frame: 116cm high x 177cm wide

110cm high x 174cm wide

Details

Additional Information
A Kalaga is a heavily embroidered appliqué tapestry made of silk, flannel, felt, wool and lace against a background made of cotton or velvet indigenous to Burma (Myanmar). The word kalaga means "curtain' in Burmese. In a typical tapestry, padded figures are cut from various types of cloth and sewn onto a background, usually red or black cloth to form an elaborate scene, traditionally from Burmese classical plays (e.g. Ramayana, Jataka).The figures are sewn using a combination of metallic and plain threads and adorned with sequins, beads and glass stones.
Category
Asian Collectibles
Condition
Some beads and sequins lost, but this does not impact the dazzling effect of the piece
Material
Wood,Textile
Period
Mid 20th Century
Place of Origin
Southeast Asia
Sub Category
Textile

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