Name: 80-90 Year Old Tai Daeng Shaman's Cloth
Vintage Tai Daeng shaman's cloth with sawng-hong (mythical elephant-bird), khon buhaan (ancestor figures), ngueak (river serpents), and phi-nyak (giant spirit). Handspun black cotton base with thick silk pattern threads hand-woven using discontinuous supplemental weft. Edging and backing is in white handspun cotton. Excellent condition, although heavily soiled - has never been washed. All original. 80-90 years old.
Size: 34" (86 cm) wide, 72" (182 cm) long
Origins: Meung Pao, Houaphan Province, Laos