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  kalaga production

 

Myanmar

Larger pieces of kalaga, which is also known as shwe gyi do, i.e. a kind of appliqué tapestry from Myanmar (fig.) which is heavily embroidered with gold thread or filigree (fig.), is made with a team of people, in order to pass the needle more quickly through the cloth.

 

Whilst some workers sit on a makeshift scaffolding erected over the top, i.e. the front side of the cloth, thus creating the visible part, another team works from below, i.e. on the invisible back of the cloth, while laying on their backs.

 

  kalaga production