This painting illustrates a daily scene of the ancient Khmer people, when the elephant was a vital part of their lives, the heart of the culture, and an essential ally for construction or transportation. It was painted by hand on pure silk.
This scene shows a beautiful sunrise drawn in black and white. It was made with sketch technique only. The painting illustrates several typical Khmer houses standing over wooden sticks presumably along the Tonle Sap Lake, making this scene ideal for home decoration.