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Framed Figural Burmese Zodiac Kalaga, Jeweled & Padded Needlepoint, 20th Century

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A framed figural Kalaga offers ten reserves of the Zodiac figures in a hand embroidered, padded and jeweled tapestry, often also associated with Thailand, 20th century ***DELIVERY NOTICE – Due to COVID-19 we are employing NO-CONTACT PRACTICES in the transfer of purchased items. Additionally, for those who prefer to delay shipping/delivery, we are offering FREE STORAGE of items until this crisis resolves. Measures - 70.25" H x 37" W x 2" D Additional Information: Kalaga (Burmese: ??????????) 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).[1] The word kalaga, which means "curtain," comes from the Burmese language, although Burmese refer to such tapestries as shwe gyi do (????????????; lit. "gold thread embroidery").[2] These tapestries use a sewing technique called shwe gyi (????????)[3] This artform emerged during the Konbaung dynasty in the mid-19th century and reached its zenith during the reign of Mindon Min, when velvet became fashionable at the royal court.[4] 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).[1][5][6] The figures are sewn using a combination of metallic and plain threads and adorned with sequins, beads and glass stones.[6].  

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    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 70.25 in. x W 37 in. x D 2 in.H 178.44 cm x W 93.98 cm x D 5.08 cm
  • Seller Location
    Big Flats, NY
  • Seller Reference Number
    68737
  • Reference Number
    LU2396315986621
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