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Burmese Kalaga Tapestry. The rider and elephant are whimsical and stitch work is exceptional. Framed in a 2” shadow box. Kalaga, which means "curtain" in Burmese, is a heavily embroidered tapestry made of materials such as flannel, silk, wool and lace against a backdrop made from velvet or cotton indigenous to Myanmar (Burma). This artform emerged during the Konbaung dynasty in the 19th century. The sewing technique used to create these tapestries is called shwe gyi and is done completely by hand in Myanmar. Dimensions 25”x 24” x2”

Burmese Kalaga Tapestry

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