Name: Bold Naga Pattern Cloth
The striking geometric design of the village raised, hand-reeled, handwoven silk shaman cloth is one of the standout features of this vivid textile. The pattern is made predominantly of rows of two-headed naga (mythological river serpents), but, sprinkled in among the naga are little birds, little naga, stylized butterflies, and little diamonds made of triangle stripes that represent not only naga but also a lantern to light the way to the spirit world. The textile is finished by attaching silkworm cocoons that have been cut to resemble flowers, with silk fringes emerging from the cocoons. The textile comes with a photo of the designer and natural dye artist of this textile.
Size: 19" x 91"
Origins: Houaphanh Province, Laos