A tree of life mosaic on a temple wall in Laos.
I was curious to see what had been done in the mosaic world with elephants given their use in Asia, their place in Roman history and just the general fascination with them.
The Laotian elephants are absolutely stunning. I would love to know what they use for those beautiful green and teal tesserae. The silver tiles look absolutely amazing on the elephant. These are at Wat Xieng Thong.
I like how the shape of the elephant has been outlined with the thinner blue tile and then the grout line has been used to bring out the shape. These are at the Xieng Khong temple.
I love the colours used in the Buddhist temple murals of Luang Prabang. What fantastic blue and green tile!
This typical roman mosaic comes from Siciliy.
I love these fun type sculptures. Good on any institution that encourages public art whether they be public or private.
Something a bit more contemporary and definitely on the cute side but well made.
Luang Prabang is the former capital of Laos and these days is a world heritage site.
The French made Laos a protectorate after 1707 and there is a strong French influence as a result. While looking at this photoset Luang Prabang, I was delighted to find a couple of photos that showed glass mosaic tiles. I don't know if this stems from French or Thai influence but I'm really pleased to see that mosaic is a part of Laotian culture too.