This richly illustrated volume offers an innovative study of the long painted scrolls of Northeast Thailand and Laos that depict the Prince Vessantara Buddhist birth story. A 31-metre scroll in the Asian Civilisations Museum, Singapore, illustrates this popular narrative in exception detail. The authors analyse Thai-Lao scrolls in the context in which they are used, and consider their complex interplay of text, art, ritual, and belief.
Published by Asian Civilisation Museum, Singapore
Written by Leedom Lefferts and Sandra Cate, with Wajuppa Tossa
Designed by Relay Room (Mark De Winne, Huang Weiming)
Copy-editing by Felicia Lee, Richard Lingner