This is a traditional technique utilized in Thailand, as well as Indonesia. It entails applying pigments to the back of a sheet of glass and in reverse order, so that the final image is viewable from the front side of the glass, and protected and sandwiched by a backing. This tradition in Bali and Java seems to go back to the early 20th century; in Thailand, dating is not possible as there is little documentation that we know of.

Mainly used as decorations in homes, these paintings include religious themes, illustrations of popular stories, and scenes from the Ramayana and Mahabharata. In Bali, glass paintings are also used on family shrines. Our collection includes Buddha images and traditional calendar animals from Thailand, as well as humorous illustrations from Java.

The Buddha images and calendar animals are recent works by a local Chiang Mai artist who has single-handedly kept this tradition alive (see photo below). His pieces are in high demand and orders can take many months; we feel fortunate to be able to offer these beautiful examples.

Additional information about this medium as used in Indonesia can be found in Fischer and Cooper, The Folk Art of Bali-The Narrative Tradition, Oxford University Press, 1998.





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Images of Buddha


Buddha Painting on Glass - FCO106


Buddha Painting on Glass - FCO107

Buddha Painting on Glass - FCO108

Buddha Painting on Glass - FCO109
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Calendar Animals
     
Calendar Painting on Glass - FCO118 - Bull at Lampang, Thailand pagoda Calendar Painting on Glass - FCO118- Rooster at Haripunchai, Lamphun, Thailand Calendar Painting on Glass - FCO118- Dog in Heavenly venue
     
Calendar Painting on Glass - FCO118-Elephant at Doi Tung, Chiang Rai, Thailand Calendar Painting on Glass - FCO118- Goat at Doi Suthep, Chiang Mai, Thailand Calendar Painting on Glass - FCO118-Horse at Shwe Dagon pagoda, Rangoon, Burma
     
Calendar Painting on Glass - FCO118-Monkey at Phanom Nakorn in NE Thailand Calendar Painting on Glass - FCO118-Naga at Wat Phra Singh, Chiang Mai, Thailand Calendar Painting on Glass - FCO118-Rabbit at Che Hiang pagoda in Nan Province, Thailand
     
Calendar Painting on Glass - FCO118-Rat at Chom Thong wat, Thailand Calendar Painting on Glass - FCO118-Snake and Buddha at Puta Kaya in India, at Buddha's origin Calendar Painting on Glass - FCO118-Tiger at Cho Lai, Phrae Province, Thailand
     
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Painting on Glass-Calendar Animals-Full Calendar

Painted on glass, these animal figures each represent a month in the calendar year and are each shown at a real temple in either Thailand, Burma or India (except the dog, which is in a heavenly venue...). Made by a local Chiang Mai artist, these wonderful examples of Thai folk art are full of meaning and cultural interest, as well as handsome to look at. Great for a housewarming gift. A full set of 12 is $198.

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Size: 7" x 5.75" each

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Single Images
     

Calendar Painting on Glass - FCO110-Rabbit at Che Hiang pagoda, Nan Province, Thailand

Calendar Painting on Glass - FCO111-Rat at Chom Thong wat, Thailand Calendar Painting on Glass - FCO112-Bull at Lampang pagoda, Thailand
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Painting on Glass - Becak - FCO116 Painting on Glass - Couple at Dinner - FCO113
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Painting on Glass - Fish Offering - FCO114 Painting on Glass - Smokers - FCO115
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