Temple hanging (pha pidan)

Cambodian (Khmer)
French Indochina
late 19th century


Object Place: Khmer Culture, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Dimensions

83.18 cm (32 3/4 in.).

Accession Number

1993.694

Medium or Technique

Silk, uneven twill-weave, weft yarn resist-dyed (hol, ikat)

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Temple hanging (pha pidan) in uneven twill-weave silk with dense pictorial design of life cycle of the historic Buddha in shades of purple, red, white, yellow and green.

Provenance

1993, sold by Andres Moraga Textile Art, Berkeley, CA, to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 17, 1993)

Credit Line

Gift of the Textile and Costume Society, Museum of Fine Arts Boston