Buddhist Storytelling In Thailand And Laos: The Vessantara Jataka Scroll At The Asian Civilisations Museum


by Lefferts, Leedom; Sandra Cate

Buddhist Storytelling In Thailand And Laos: The Vessantara Jataka Scroll At The Asian Civilisations Museum

Price:  US$20.19   (SGD28.04*)
Format:  Hard Cover, 163 pages
Published:  2012, Singapore, 1st Edition
ISBN:  9789810724788
SB#:  054615 (701)

About This Book

This richly illustrated volume offers an innovative study of the long painted scrolls of Northeast Thailand and Laos that depict the Prince Vessantara Buddhist birth story. A 31-metre scroll in the Asian Civilisations Museum illustrates this popular narrative in exceptional detail. The authors analyse Thai-Laos scrolls in the context in which they are used, and consider their complex interplay of text, art, ritual, and belief.


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