Name: Red and Black Matmi Sinh
A simultaneously simple and complex piece, this matmi (Ikat) Lao skirt (sinh) has a black body with subtle diamonds, with a dramatic gold, spring green, and yellow zigzag between the black interior and dark raspberry border, and on the bottom, the same colors creating the traditional 8-pointed stars. Photo of the charmingly cheerful weaver and her children included.
Size: 63 in. x 34 in.
Origins: Houaphon Province, LaosView Cart