Name: Two-Headed Naga in Deep Purple
This silk shoulder cloth on a deep earthy burgundy has primary motifs of Diamonds of Flowers (which can represent a lantern to light the way to the spirit world), and Two-Headed Naga (mythological river serpents). Secondary motifs include little Naga, silk worms, and butterflies in the borders. The bright and strikingly supplementary colors are marigold, reds and blues and greens. This textile is made from village-raised, natural-dyed silk, and is handwoven using the discontinuous supplemental weft style of weaving in Houaphan Province in NE Laos. The fringe of “flowers” is made of inverted silk cocoons and silk tassles. A photo of the artist wearing her textile is included.
Size: 7" (18 cm) x 90" (228 cm)
Origins: Houaphon Province, LaosView Cart