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Temple hanging (pha pidan)

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Temple hanging (pha pidan) of uneven twill-weave silk with design of three horizontal pictorial bands of temples (top), elephants (middle) and figures with bows and arrows mountained on mythical beasts (bottom) in violet-red (blue warp, red weft), purple, yellow, green and natural white. Pidan,...

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Provenance

1925, purchased from or through Ananda Coomaraswamy (b. 1877 - d. 1947), Needham, MA, by the MFA. (Accession Date: January 8, 1925)

Credit Line

Harriet Otis Cruft Fund

Cambodian (Khmer), French Indochina, 20th century

Object Place

Cambodia

Dimensions

202 x 89 cm (79 1/2 x 35 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

25.2

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles