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Rubbings from Temples of Angkor Wat
Rubbings from Cambodia
Rice Paper Rubbings from the temples of Angkor, Cambodia
This stunning collection of rubbings from the world famous temples of Angkor, Cambodia is bound to impress. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the temples date from the 9th to the 15th century A.D. and served as the seat of the Khmer empire. Although the temples were ultimately abandoned and the surrounding jungle engulfed them, restoration has been actively occurring for almost a century and the site is the largest draw for tourists of Cambodia.

When Jayavaraman II declared himself the "universal monarch" in 802 A.D., he linked himself to the Hindu God Siva and united a vast land stretching from Vietnam to China and westward. Magnificent architectural wonders were built at an incredible pace over a sprawling area surrounding the capital. The grandest undertaking, Angkor Wat is reputed to be the largest temple ever built; it’s four sides each stretch over half a mile and like all temples of Angkor, are adorned with reliefs covering all manner of themes.

The temples vividly capture the life and times of the period with reliefs immortalizing Kings, leading their armies in Battle; while others show the simple day to day activities carried out in the villages. Carved in stone is a testament to the importance of religion; which alternated several times between Hindu and Buddhist societies.

These reliefs form the basis of this Showcase. Each rubbing is a unique and tasteful piece, radiating the beauty of the famous temples of Angkor within your house. With no two rubbings alike and Wooden Elephants sourcing the best of those available at the site of the temples themselves, you can be sure that this authentic item will inspire.

Rubbing from Temples of Angkor Wat$46.00
Rubbing from Temples of Angkor Wat$46.00
Rubbing from Temples of Angkor Wat$52.00
Rubbing from Temples of Angkor Wat$46.00
Rubbing from Temples of Angkor Wat$42.00
Rubbing from Temples of Angkor Wat$52.00
Rubbing from Temples of Angkor Wat$36.00
Rubbing from Temples of Angkor Wat$50.00
Rubbing from Temples of Angkor Wat$28.00
Rubbing from Temples of Angkor Wat$38.00