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Buddhist storytelling in Thailand and Laos :the Vessantara Jakata Scroll at the Asian Civilization Musuem

Leedom Lefferts & sandra Cate with Wajippa Tossa

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ISBN 10: 9810724780 / ISBN 13: 9789810724788
Published by Asian Civilization Museum, 2012
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This richly illustrated, full color volume offers an innovative study of the long painted scrolls that decipt the Prince Vessantara Buddhist birth story. Bookseller Inventory # a27726

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Title: Buddhist storytelling in Thailand and Laos :...

Publisher: Asian Civilization Museum

Publication Date: 2012

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

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This richly illustrated, full-colour volume offers an innovative study of the long, painted scrolls of Northeast Thailand and Laos that depictthe Prince Vessantara Buddhist birth story. A 31-metre scroll in the Asian Civilisations Museum provides the focus for this popular narrative. The scroll is reproduced in its entirety, with comparative illustrations from other scrolls. The authors analyze these scrolls in the context of the Bun Phra Wet – the Thai-Lao and Lao ceremony in which they are used – and consider the complex interplay of text, art, ritual, and belief which occur in these performances.

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