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118-007 Rare antique Lao temple banner hanging

118-007 Rare antique Lao temple banner hanging
118-007 Rare antique Lao temple banner hanging
118-007 Rare antique Lao temple banner hanging
118-007 Rare antique Lao temple banner hanging
118-007 Rare antique Lao temple banner hanging

This is an antique Lao 'Mudmee Ikat' temple banner hanging. These textiles were made to display as wall hangings in Tao/Buddhist temples. They are, by far, the rarest Lao textiles you'll come across, especially in excellent condition, as these textiles were exposed to the elements over long periods of time. A Lao 'moh do' shaman medium would work with a weaver to design a visual matrix of images specifically empowered with the intent of inducing a meditative state, to transcend into an altered state of consciousness, a benevolent spirit realm, in which one would receive blessings and the removal of obstacles in one's path. This textile is a shamanic device, a ladder, which one ascends to reach a heightened state of harmonious awareness. All the mythological protectors and allies are present in this geometrical mandala, creating a peaceful sense of 'trompe-l'oeil'. The complexity of the silk thread embroidery involved in this piece is astonishing. This textile took a long time to complete. It is the work of a genuine master weaver. This is an important museum quality Asian textile. Again, incredibly rare to come across.

Information

a. Origin Laos
b. Estimated Age circa 1940
c. Craft (Embroidery etc) silk thread embroidery on pure woven natural dyed cotton
d. Size (mention cm/inches) 5 feet x 16 inches
e. Condition Report This textile is in excellent condition, no wear, no holes, no stains, no repairs.
f. Damage & Shortcomings None
g. Item Location (Country) Thailand
Seller Name Michael Sandy
Seller's Email ID mailto:totem108@outlook.com
118-007 Rare antique Lao temple banner hanging
118-007 Rare antique Lao temple banner hanging
118-007 Rare antique Lao temple banner hanging
118-007 Rare antique Lao temple banner hanging
118-007 Rare antique Lao temple banner hanging