Alms-Giving by Nate Polta

by Lemonade Art Gallery


A limited-edition acrylic print by travel photographer, Nate Polta.

Location: Luang Prabang, Laos

Date: December 2014

About the photo: Luang Prabang's alms-giving ceremony is a longstanding tradition in Laos Buddhist culture. It takes place daily as the sun rises, beginning on the main street of Luang Prabang before spreading out to all the side streets. Around 200 Buddhist monks depart from temples in this UNESCO-listed town to gather their daily meal. The tradition of alms gathering dates back to the 14th century – locals wake early to prepare the food for the monks and wait quietly by the roadside to give their gifts.  While the main purpose is for locals to give alms to the monks, you might also notice small children kneeling with baskets. Monks often share some of their alms with them so that they can take food back to their family.

What 's an Acrylic Print? This photo is printed on clear, digital grade acrylic measuring .220" thick. Our Acrylic Prints come standard with a recessed float mount frame ready to hang on the wall. With the inset frame, each print has the appearance of magically floating ½” off the wall. Most Acrylic Prints suck but it’s almost absurd how sharp these look. They are printed directly onto the acrylic substrate, unlike other acrylics. They’re also easy to clean. Just buff with a microfiber cloth and you are good to go.


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Finished backing, hanging hardware, and bumper corners come standard. *Except limited edition prints from Lococo Fine Art, Inc. 

Worth the wait.

Each print is made-to-order. We inspect each one to ensure you get the highest quality. Expect 7 - 10 days.