Name: Green Naga Labyrinth
We first saw this stunning piece in Meung Kuan when Phout picked it up from the weaver. Our instant reaction was "wow", without even seeing the whole textile. Phout trimmed the loose threads from the weaving process as we oohed and aahed. This piece, designed and naturally dyed by Phout, is a labyrinth of Naga (mythological river serpents) in natural colored silk, greens and other earth tones on black. The Naga take on many forms; diamond and triangle headed, with and without cresting, some just heads, some just bodies, colors intermixing and intertwining to fool the eye and create a pattern of such movement that one can stare at it for hours and still see more in the almost three-dimensional representation. Lovely. Finished with silkworm cocoons made to resemble flowers, and comes with a photo of the designer and natural dyer modeling the piece.
Size: 31 in. x 82 in.
Origins: Houaphon Province, LaosView Cart