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KALAGA FROM BURMA *** Price Reduced! - $500 (Highland Park)

size / dimensions: 45+1/2 x 45+1/2
Vintage from the 1980s ... material is fiber.

This remarkable Kalaga was produced in Burma and hung on the wall of an elegant North Shore residence. This house was an immaculate and smoke free environment. It measures 45+1/2 square and is in excellent condition. It is certain to be a show piece of art wherever it is displayed.

WIKI: Kalaga (Burmese: ကန့်လန့်ကာ) 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). The word kalaga, which means "curtain," comes from the Burmese language, although Burmese refer to such tapestries as shwe gyi do (ရွှေချည်ထိုး; lit. "gold thread embroidery"). These tapestries use a sewing technique called shwe gyi (ရွှေချည်)

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.

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). The figures are sewn using a combination of metallic and plain threads and adorned with sequins, beads and glass stones.

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