Name: Bright Tapestry Weave, Naga, & Phii Nak
Bright, naturally dyed, tapestry weave center with water pattern sets of the discontinuous supplementary weft patterns of mythological creatures and flowers. Handwoven using locally raised, hand reeled, and naturally dyed silk, the bright colors accentuate the fine patterns of the rows of flowers bordering the wider row of Naga (mythological river serpents) and Phii Nak (mythological giant spirits - very powerful spirits related to Naga that are particularly protective of children from the wild forest spirits). Both Naga and Phii Nak are depicted as pregnant (see the alternating colored "flowers" making up their bodies), providing strong fertility spirit power in the textile. The outermost pattern is the water pattern (where the Naga live). The textile is finished with flowers made of cut and inverted silk worm cocoons, and comes with a photo of the natural dyer and designer modeling the textile.
Size: 30.5 in. x 90 in.
Origins: Houaphon Province, LaosView Cart