Material is carved wood Tableau in traditional Lanna Northern Thailand Style with painted, lacquered and gold leafed terracotta insets.
Lanna Northern Thai Folklore recounts that these Tableaux deflected Evil from entering a Sacred Space, as Evil can only walk in a straight line, and cannot turn right or left to escape the power of the Protective Buddha Images.
Approx. 25 1/2" tall
This beautiful object was collected on the Thailand Border with Laos 20 years ago.