Pidan: weft ikat wall hanging, silk piece from Cambodia.

Khmer Silk Pidan

Weft ikat wall hanging


This is a lively example of the pictorial textiles known as “pidan”, a type of silk cloth used at Cambodian
weddings, funerals and Buddhist ceremonies as a canopy or tapestry. It often portrays Buddhist themes as narratives. This is a more recent example of this famous genre, as indicated by the colors and feel.


PRICE: CHF 350.-

COUNTRY: Cambodia

DATE OF PRODUCTION: Late 20th century

MATERIALS: Hand-woven; silk


WIDTH/LENGTH: 92 cm x 264 cm