Name: Silk Shaman Cloth or Ceremonial Wedding Blanket
This large shaman cloth may also be used as a ceremonial wedding blanket when bordered and backed by cotton cloth for additional weight and warmth. Patterns include crested naga (mythical river serpents), diamonds of flowers, and center diamonds with crested giant spirits (fierce protective spirits). This piece has a red-brick base color and natural, black, yellow, marigold, light green and grey supplemental weft designs. A photo of the master dyer and designer of this piece in action is included.
Size: 70.5 in x 32 in.
Origins: Houaphon Province, Laos