Pleated robe

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Jimmy Kang on April 10, 2009

This one also located at Swayambhunath temple, seem quite old but there is no indication of it. The monk robe’s drapery over hanging his left shoulder look like pleat that may have branched off into Burma’s Mandalay style. The Burmese may have used this and somehow developed further to look like feminine dress with more pleats. There are a few such found in the Nepalese museum with similar pleat on the shoulder and leg. It has also has a unique feature of mouth not bigger than the width of his nose. Quite few Nepalese style also spotted with small mouth no bigger than the width of the nose. Could be from the same school of thought.

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