Embroidered Kalaga Gold and Red Tapestry with Horse, Elephant and Sequins
DimensionsW: 31.25" | D: 1.0" | H: 18.25"
A 19th century Kalaga embroidered tapestry depicting a horse and an elephant with golden and pink threads, silver coloured sequins and petite red beads. Immerse yourself in the rich cultural tapestry of the East with this exquisite 19th century Kalaga embroidered tapestry. A stunning showcase of intricate craftsmanship and vivid storytelling, this artefact brings to life a captivating scene featuring a horse and elephant, woven with golden and pink threads and silver-coloured sequins.
Each meticulous stitch weaves a story of heritage and tradition, portraying a narrative from a time gone by. This tapestry is an emblem of Kalaga artistry, a style of embroidery unique to Burma, now Myanmar. It is characterised by its vibrant threads and elaborate motifs - each element carefully curated to create a visual symphony of design and colour.
The centrepiece of this tapestry is its captivating medallions, each painstakingly adorned with petite red beads. Within these medallions, the horse and elephant take centre stage, bringing an ethereal beauty to the design with their intricacy and detail. The golden and pink threads used to portray these figures further amplify their charm, lending the tapestry an air of regal elegance.
Whether used as a wall hanging or draped across a piece of furniture, this Kalaga embroidered tapestry transforms any space into a vibrant showcase of 19th-century Eastern artistry. Its arresting motifs, coupled with its rich colour palette and intricate detailing, make it a must-have piece for collectors and enthusiasts of Eastern textiles and antique tapestries.
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