Pictorial Cambodian Textiles

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Description

The pictorial representations of Cambodian silk hangings, pidan, are unique in mainland Southeast Asia. Many of the few surviving antique textiles visualise Buddhist themes – a response in silk to similar images in other media also used in community religious practice.

This book illuminates many facets of these spectacular cloths. Assembling for the first time a comprehensive collection of pictorial pidan from private and public collections, many hitherto unpublished, the reader can revel in the wealth of cultural references encoded in the patterns.

ISBN
978 974 9863 39 8
Author
Gillian Green
Size
H230 x W250 mm
No. of pages
166 pages
Specification
Paperback, 278 colour illustrations