Name: Red Temple Altar Cloth, Hanging, or Shawl
Naturally dyed and handwoven from locally raise, hand-reeled silk this temple textile depicts Buddha in a temple, people and ancestor figures surrounding it, with haga (mythological river serpents), siho (mythological elephant lions), Ancestor figures in wax naga boats, naga candelabra, and flowers and temple tops adorning the cloth, topped and bottomed by the three-headed elephant figure that represented the Kingdom of Laos before it became the Peoples Democratic Republic of Laos. Woven on a 4-heddle loom, the background diamond pattern provides a sophisticated and unusual backdrop to this textile. Comes with a photo of the natural dyer of the silk used in creating this striking wall art.
Size: 23 in. x 64 in.
Origins: Houaphan Province, Laos