Rare Old Burmese Kalaga.
My loss is your gain. From a prominent Palm Beach Private Estate. A set (pair)
of rare 20th century Burmese Kalaga tapestries. Showcased in two 30” antiqued
frame boxes under protective glass. Frames alone cost $350 each.
Beautifully embroidered with glass beads, metallic wrapped thread, metal
sequins and beads, this tapestry seems to come to life with warriors and
mythical creatures. The figures are padded, giving the piece beautiful texture
and dimension. Handmade in Myanmar.
The word (Kalaga) which means (curtain) comes from the Burmese language,
although Burmese refer to such tapestries.
The culture of Myanmar (also known as Burma) (Burmese) has been heavily
influenced by Buddhism. This tapestry uses a sewing technique called (Shwe
Kalaga art form emerged during the (Konbaung) dynasty in the mid-19th century
and reached it's zenith during the reign of (Mindon Min).
450/each or $800/pair
Note: Last pic is an appraisal from a similar piece we had, except that piece
was larger. Trying to be fully transparent here. These two pieces are in better