Mid 20th Century The Princes Procession Burmese Embroidered Kalaga Wall Hanging
The padding gives a 3 dimensional effect. These masterpieces take months of hand-stitching to complete. This scene is of a Royal Prince, his attendants and horses. Main colours are brown, orange, pink, green and silver. A little blue and black.
"Kalaga" is the name for Burmese embroidered tapestries - it means curtain.
They commonly depict the Journeys of Buddha towards Enlightenment or the Hindu Epic Journey of King Rama.
These tapestries use a sewing technique called shwe gyi. This art form emerged during the Konbaung dynasty in the mid-19th Century and reached its zenith during the reign of Mindon Min. This piece is in very good condition and would lend itself to being hung in many a location where a focal point is required or incorporated into another piece of work such as a drape/curtain or panel for example.
A beautiful piece ready for framing or incorporating into a larger item such as a wall panel or a larger piece of fabric. Listed by East2West Furniture.
W37", D1.75", H25"