• Product Code: 7448
  • Made by: Aphisit Jromsri


Framed Leather Silhouette, 'Gold Garuda'

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This framed leather silhouette by artisan Aphisit Jromsri depicts Garuda. Garuda is the most important creatures of the Himmapan forest. The Himmapan forest is said to be located in the Himalaya mountains. The mythical creatures that dwell in the forest are combined animals. Garuda is the king of birds, half-man and half-bird, the vehicle of Vishnu, a Hindu God. In Thailand, Garuda is the national emblem.

Handcrafted leather silhouettes are an ancient tradition in the Thai kingdom, especially in the South. They are used as characters in shadow plays called nang taloong and as temple and palace art. Artisan Aphisit keeps the tradition alive for you with this silhouette. He carves and hammers it from water buffalo hide. He paints it and, after drying, places it on a velvet support. Next he frames it, with a protective glass and places a hook in the back.

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Frame: 30.5 cm W x 30.5 cm H x 1.5 cm D
Figurine: 18.0 cm Diam.

Weight: 0.745 kg

Materials: Water buffalo leather, cotton velvet, glass and rubber wood.

About the Artisan:

This leather silhouette was handcrafted by Aphisit Jromsri. He was born in Phitsanuloke province and now lives with his wife and children in Samud Prakarn. The art of leather silhouette carving has been his wife’s family legacy for generations. He is the last carver in his family and hopes his art will not die out with his generation.

... Read Aphisit's full biography on Ezistock Blog.

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