Name: Bright Two-Headed Naga on Navy
This large shaman cloth or ceremonial blanket is made from village-raised, hand-reeled silk, naturally dyed, and handwoven on a hand built loom. The primary blue color is made from indigo, fermented with local rice whiskey and limestone, overdyed by maak bao, a jungle vine root that adds an earthy darkness to create a deeper dark blue. The motifs are of two columns of crested, two-headed, pregnant (indicated by alternating colors within its body) naga (mythological river serpents) with curled-tailed naga in-between, plus flowers, silkworms, and other small motifs. Textile comes with a photo of the designer and natural dyer, Phout, wearing the textile.
Size: 30" x 90"
Origins: Houaphanh Province, Laos