Daulton 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)

 

Cambodia

 

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