The pictorial ikat cloth showed the main scene of Buddha’s story. The whole pidan cloth showed the difficult work of designing and dyeing process to produce as the cloth. The pattern was produced by master weaver with Khmer traditional hand made and natural dyeing. The design and natural dyeing were done by the emotion of traditional weaving lover. Most weaver didn’t want to produce the pattern because it took time and difficult to find customers to buy the pattern. These are main reason that make the pidan cloth expensive. The handmade and very hard work to produce the pattern with natural dyeing are forcing many weavers to find other work. Only the Buddhist’s follower committed to do the complex work.
The pattern is produced by person that gives value on traditional handicraft and belief on Buddha’s religion. The pattern is very meaningful and virtue for Buddha’s followers.
The whole cloth showed the main stories:
- Leaving royal palace to find enlightenment
- Achieve enlightenment