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 9ft. 6 1/4 in.   W 2ft. 10 3/8 in. (detail only shown above)

 

Cambodia

 

age uncertain, perhaps first half 20th century

 

condition: very good

 

provenance:  collected in Cambodia by Jack Daulton

 

 

Inv. no. 21


Subject matter: The Three Worlds (the Buddhist cosmology)

 

For a similar example of this iconography, see:

Gillian Green, Traditional Textiles of Cambodia: Cultural Threads and Material Heritage (Chicago: Buppha Press, 2003), p. 254, fig. 291.

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