Magical Shirt 
Shan States
Myanmar, Thailand, or Laos
Late 19th to early 20th century
Black ink on red dyed cotton cloth
20 x 18 inches  (51 x 46 cm)
Magic Spells, incantations, Mandala and other Buddhist iconography enliven this shirt which protected it’s owner
The diversity of the designs as well as the inventiveness of the artist make this a very rare example.
For a reference please see Tai Magic;  Arts of the Supernatural in the Shan States and Lan Na, Susan Conway, Bangkok, 2014

Price on request

 

Andres Moraga
moraga@lmi.net
andresmoraga.com
510-717-9149

Andres Moraga :: Magical Shirt, Shan States
Andres Moraga :: Magical Shirt, Shan States
Andres Moraga :: Magical Shirt, Shan States
Andres Moraga :: Magical Shirt, Shan States
Andres Moraga :: Magical Shirt, Shan States