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  kalaga (shwe gyi do)

 

Myanmar

Kalaga is a kind of Burmese appliqué tapestry, which is heavily embroidered with gold thread or filigree (fig.), and often decorated with small pieces of coloured glass and/or small mirrors. It is also referred to as shwe gyi do. Here depicted are the Kinnara Canda and his shakti, the Kinnari Candah, i.e. the protagonists in the Canda Jataka (fig.).