This extremely well rendered pair of paintings depicting male and female ancestors is used at celebrations and rituals to represent ancestors who protect and bless the clan. The faces depicted have unique features that are different from other Yao paintings.This set from the Kin Mun Yao of Northern Vietnam and is of significant age. Microscopic examination of the paper reveals an unfamiliar fabric like structure. Inscriptions are seen in a few places but the script is an old unrecognisable one.
MEASUREMENT : 81cm x 41 cm each
CONDITION : Damaged at the top, fold wear, edge wear & patched in a few places on the back to prevent deterioration.
LITERATURE REFERENCE : "Peoples of the Golden Triangle" by Paul & Elaine Lewis.
The real paintings are duller than the photos that were taken in warm lighting.
Such old pieces are rarely available as most have been destroyed through usage.
This item has spent a lifetime being used for the purpose of its creation with the original artist/user. Signs of this life lived heartily may be present on the piece in the form of stains, thread loss, loose threads, holes, tears, color run and other imperfections. Therefore the condition must be assumed to be “not” perfect. More photos of such imperfections will be provided on request.