Strips of lampas-woven coloured silk, each slightly different, and each stitched to the next one.  Each strip is made up of registers of repeating images illustrating Vaisnava and specifically Krsna-related stories.  For example, rows of Garuda images are seen, as are various of the avataras.  However, the majority are of images of Krsna - battling with Bakasura, dancing on Kaliya, swallowing the forest-fire, hiding the gopis clothes in the tree, and so on.  They are all important elements of the Krsna devotion associated with the Assamese mystic and teacher, Sankaradeva (d.1568).    Along the top are four strips of Chinese-style brocade and metal suspension loops, added to the original textile during the time that it was in Tibet.

Strips of lampas-woven coloured silk, each slightly different, and each stitched to the next one. Each strip is made up of registers of repeating images illustrating Vaisnava and specifically Krsna-related stories. For example, rows of Garuda images are seen, as are various of the avataras. However, the majority are of images of Krsna - battling with Bakasura, dancing on Kaliya, swallowing the forest-fire, hiding the gopis clothes in the tree, and so on. They are all important elements of the Krsna devotion associated with the Assamese mystic and teacher, Sankaradeva (d.1568). Along the top are four strips of Chinese-style brocade and metal suspension loops, added to the original textile during the time that it was in Tibet.
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