Vintage Thailand Temple Rubbing!! Mint Cond.

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  • Item Category: Ethnic, Folk & Native American Art
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Dec 29,2007
  • Channel: Online Auction

The Temple rubbing offered is from the Temples in and around Bangkok, Thailand. It was hand rubbed by skilled artisans in the early 1960's. Quality rice paper was placed over the intricate designs carved on the stone temple walls. The surface was then rubbed with colored chalk inks producing an exact likeness of the wall carving. The Thai Government became aware that, this rubbing process was causing surface erosion which was permanently damaging the treasured temple wall carvings. They banned the process and restricted exportation of all temple rubbings made by this direct rubbing technique. This act by the Thai Government made all earlier direct temple rubbings more valuable and prompted the creation of copies. The temple rubbing offered is a vintage original everlasting in it's quality. It's something to see up close! This would look beautiful framed and displayed. Size: 21" x 18 1/2"

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