The Jack Daulton Collection
Antique & Ethnographic Art

Antique Cambodian Pidan

pidan (a temple-hanging consisting of a large rectangular panel of handwoven silk decorated with Buddhist themes)


silk cloth, consisting of uneven twill groundweave patterned with resist-dyed weft thread (a technique known as hol in Cambodia, as ikat elsewhere)


L 8 ft. 3/4 in.  W 2 ft. 10 1/2 in. (detail only shown above)




age uncertain, perhaps first half of 20th century


condition: very good


provenance:  collected in Thailand by Jack Daulton


Subject matter: The Vessantara Jataka (the story of the Buddha's most recent past life)


Inv. no. 20