Name: Brown Curled-Tailed Naga
Vividly naturally-colored curled-tailed naga (mythological river serpents) boldly stand out throughout this unusually brown-background textile. The naga are woven with spiky edges, and are surrounded by diamonds of naga, diamonds of flowers, rainbows (representing the hong bird whose belly is a rainbow), all contained within white vertical borders with bright flowers. With borders of flowers and the water pattern, the ends are finished with silk worm cocoons cut to resemble flowers. Comes with a photo of the natural dyer and designer modeling her textile.
Size: 19 in. x 87 in.
Origins: Houaphan Province, Laos