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Vintage Decorative Cart Panel, Naga Motif, Mid-20th Century, North Thailand


Vintage decorative cart panel. Naga motif, mid-20th century, North Thailand Offered by Bruce Hughes. This was a once brightly colored decorative panel from a northern Thai two wheeled cart, and incorporates representations of two Naga. Naga are of central importance to the Thai. They are the spirits of the water, and bring good fortune and fertility and protection from negative forces -- and definitely are symbols you would want to have on a village cart. This artfully aged piece has suffered loss of color, as well as of the mirrored insets on the two outside floral motifs. It is structurally sound. There is hardware and wire for hanging attached to the back of the panel. Dimensions: 50 inches long by 11.5 inches tall by 1 inch thick.


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    Mid-20th Century
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  • Condition
    Distressed. Through long exposure outside, there has been considerable deterioration of the paint. The mirrored glass insets in the middle of the outside floral motifs are missing. The piece is structurally sound..
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor fading.
  • Dimensions

    H 11.5 in. x W 50 in. x D 1 in.

    H 29.21 cm x W 127 cm x D 2.54 cm

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