Name: Two-Headed Horse-Deer and Naga
An immaculately woven textile, this piece is filled with mythological two-headed horsed-deer (called "mom" in Lao), which are pregnant with two-headed naga. In the area surrounding the main figures are stripes that represent the rainbow-bellied mythological hong birds, small birds, tiny naga, and other flowers and symbols. This pieces is stunning in its' precision of weave and subdued earthy colors made from fresh indigo, maak bao (a jungle vine root that makes the rusty-orange color), kor ben (a huge jungle tree) bark that makes the beautiful gold and the grey when soaked in the water poured through the burned ash dirt from the rice fields. Comes with a picture of the dye artist and designer, Souksakhone, modeling her textile.
Size: 34" x89"
Origins: Houaphanh Province, Laos