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




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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