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Wall Hanging

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Native Name:
Kalaga
Object Number:
29-96-139
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Burmese
Provenience:
Burma
Period:
Late Konbaung
Mandalay period
Date Made:
1830-1896
Early Date:
1830
Late Date:
1896
Section:
Asian
Materials:
Velvet
Felt
Cloth
Sequins
Braid
Silk
Cotton
Gold Thread
Technique:
Appliqued
Embroidered
Iconography:
Ramayana
Description:
Wall Hanging, Kalaga. Black flannel with silk, cotton, sequins, colored braid and gold thread applique and embroidery. Scenes from the Ramayana, from left to right: Ravana, ogre king and his sister, Surpanakha; Garuda; Ravana bearing Sita on his flying chariot; Ravana holds a sword and is dressed as an ascetic and holding Sita's hand; Rama going to catch the golden deer for Sita; Rama lures deer with food; deer taking Rama further into the forest; Rama bringing back the deer which was cut in two and hung from his bow; Lakshmana greeting Rama.
Height:
52cm
Width:
287cm
Credit Line:
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:
None   -   Field No SF

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