This beautiful wall decoration is the highlight of a recent collection and represents the Royal Elephant Face. The elephant is possibly the most well-known of the animals steeped in Cambodian culture, having been an integral part of it, both symbolically and in labor. The elephant is a symbol of determination, loyalty, steadfastness and inner strength.
This magnificent piece was entirely made by hand. This piece is one of our most outstanding lacquered panel its represents countless hours of meticulous work. It depicts Sokrip, a legendary character of the Reamker, which is a Cambodian epic poem based on the Ramayana.
This piece totally made by hand (lacquered painting on wood). The technique used to bring a delicate light to this lacquered painting is particularly outstanding. It depicts typical features of Cambodian countryside landscapes: palm trees fields and a lotus pond.
This very attractive lacquer painting of umbrellas shows the style of umbrella that is depicted on many of the bas-reliefs to be found in the old Angkor temples. They are ornate and stylized umbrellas of the type used to shade kings, royalty and important personages. The picture is in red and black lacquer with copper leaf.
Elephants and their babies have a very prominent place in Cambodian stories and culture. This luscious painting of a mother elephant with her cub in front of Angkor Wat, has been depicted in black and red lacquer and further decorated with fine copper leaf, then coated with a clear lacquer to preserve and protect the painting.
At first glance, this lacquer painting of three Apsaras on lotus may simply appear to be a beautiful piece of artwork. However, there is significance to even the smallest detail on this lovely item, adding symbolism to its loveliness as well.