University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NameKalaga
Object Number: 29-96-132
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Burmese
Provenience: Burma
Period: Mandalay period
Date Made: 1860-1896
Early Date: 1860
Late Date: 1896
Section:Asian
Materials:Felt
Flannel
Silk
Cotton
Sequins
Braid
Gold Thread
Technique:Appliqued
Embroidered
Iconography:Man
Woman
Peacock
Cheroot
Height: 83cm
Width: 200cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other NumberNone - Field No SF

Description

Wall hanging, kalaga, made of black flannel or felt with silk, cotton, sequins, colored braid, gold thread applique and embroidery. A peacock with tail spread. Two large figures of a Burmese male and female both holding cheroots.


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