Name: Naga in Deep Purple
This hand-reeled, naturally dyed, handwoven silk large Shaman cloth or ceremonial wedding blanket has one of my absolute favorite patterns from Souk - naga upon naga. This piece is filled with naga (mythological river serpents) in multiple shapes and forms; curl-tailed in the borders, and with diamond heads, triangle heads, pregnant (every other color dot in the body is a different color from the main) or not, crested and not, partial boxes of naga (one line with multiple naga heads), naga with and without "teeth", with diamonds of flowers in-between, and hidden ancestor spirits, all intricately woven in a manner to hide the actual figures by judicious use of color. Cut silkworm cocoons made into flowers finish the edges. A classic, traditional, stunning piece that comes with a photo of the designer and natural dyer modeling the textile.
Size: 35 in. x 82 in.
Origins: Houaphon Province, LaosView Cart