Name: Men's Temple Belt
Handwoven from locally raised, hand-reeled, naturally dyed silk, this is a belt traditionally worn by Buddhist men when going to temple. This is a beautifully nubbly black weave with ends decorated with discontinuous supplemental weft naga (mythological river serpent) patterns woven on a deep red ground made by the dye lac. Rainbows of colors represent the hong bird, a mythological bird who's belly is the rainbow. Photo of natural dyer modeling the belt being worn as a scarf is included.
Size: 7 in x 75 in.
Origins: Houaphan Province, Laos