Name: Tapestry Weave Healing Cloth
Souk is the Master Dyer for this incredible silk piece of combination tapestry weave and discontinuous supplemental weft designs. The center design in tapestry weave is the river current pattern (resembles the Navajo lightening pattern). The end patterns include two rows of two-headed siho (mythological elephant lions) pregnant with naga (mythological river serpents). The wider band is of diamonds of flowers with flowers and ancestor spirits between them, and the botom bands are diamonds of flowers and the river pattern. The silk weft is all from silk worms raised in a nearby village, the dyes from the forest, the designs by Souk, and the weaving by a woman up in the hills who is able to make a living weaving in her own village. The tassels on the bottom are silk worm cocoons cut to resemble flowers. Comes with a photo of Souk.
Size: 19.5 in. x 84 in.
Origins: Houaphan Province, LaosView Cart