Friday, February 10, 2012

Lao Buddha of the Day: 18th Century (1700-1799)

Because they're so rarely seen, or else seen among Buddha statues from other cultures, a lot of Lao and non-Lao have trouble seeing the distinctive styles characteristic of authentic Lao / Lan Xang representations of the Buddha. Hopefully, this will help provide a start for a reference point and encourage both scholarship and innovation in the way Lao artists depict the Buddha in coming years ahead.

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