Wall Hanging


From: Burma

Curatorial Section: Asian

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Native Name Kalaga
Object Number 29-96-140
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Burmese | Buddhist
Provenience Burma
Period Late Konbaung | Mandalay Period
Date Made 1830-1896
Section Asian
Materials Felt | Cotton | Braid | Silk
Technique Appliqued | Embroidered
Iconography Monk | Parrots | Peacocks | Hamsa | Chinthe | Attendant

Wall hanging, Kalaga. Black felt with colored braid, embroidery and cotton and silk applique. Buddhist monk with fan in one hand followed by an attendant. Taguntaing, or prayer pole with a tagun, or wind-sock shaped object within an arch. Hamsa, goose, sitting on top of pole. Near by are a monk's almsbowl. Cedii with chinthes on the corners of the third plinth. Parrots, peacocks and foliage border.

Length 124 cm
Width 83 cm
Credit Line Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904

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