Name: Black Village Story Cloth
This large textiles is of a village life scene including silk reeling, cotton spinning, weaving, dancing, buddha, temples and birds, alms giving, boat racing, ceremonial drinking, children playing, music, story telling, carrying water, pounding rice and other daily activities. The textile is made from village-raised, hand-reeled silk, naturally dyed, and handwoven on a hand built loom. The primary black color is made from the bark of a huge jungle tree, Kor Ben in Lao, which makes a lovely old gold color. The gold silk is then soaked for 4 days and 3 nights in the water that is poured through the shed and dirt from the burned rice fields to make the true black color. Textile comes with a photo of the designer and natural dyer wearing the textile.
Size: 28.5" x 76"
Origins: Houaphanh Province, Laos