Antique Kalaga…very rare design
“Kalaga” is the traditional name for embroidered tapestries dating back for more than a century. The Kalaga is created by taking a piece of cloth and stretching it over a frame and then, using heavy metallic thread, stitching, one by one, every individual sequin as well as top stitching the braided tree like columns in place. The central figure is padded, prior to adding the colorful details, giving it the appearance of a three dimensional and quilted quality. The detail and texture reveal a much more artistic characteristic of a culture previously considered rural and underdeveloped.
The Kalaga also presents insight into the culture by illustrating the stories and legends from the country’s past or figures of the zodiac. Those who were born under the sign of the Horse are animated, earning high marks for honor and reverence. In Asia, especially, the horse represents absolute happiness and is associated with vivacity, loyalty, elegance and intelligence.
A Certificate of Authenticity is included.
TTAC will personally pack and ship via UPS at company expense within the continental United States.