Among the cultural treasures of Southeast Asia, reverse glass paintings are still relatively unknown to the art community and the general public. The technique — where an image is painted onto glass to be viewed from the other side — originated in medieval Europe before spreading to India and China and then to selected countries in Southeast Asia through trade routes, but much still remain to be researched.


Photo by Rosalia Sciortino, Gunn Chanbancherd and Tipakson Manpati