Name: Deep Red Diamonds of Flowers
A stunning, deep red shoulder cloth with black and muted primary natural dyed colors, this handwoven, village-raised, hand -reeled silk textile is a feast for the eyes. The red is made from lac, and the black from Kor Ben (a huge jungle tree) bark that first makes the gold, then is dyed in the dirt from the burned rice fields to create the true black color. Other dyes used include annatto, indigo, maak lin mai, and others. The patterns include the diamonds of flowers pattern, and also includes little naga (mythological river serpents) in the diamonds. The textile is finished with silk worm cocoons cut to resemble flowers. The textile comes with a photo of the weaver modeling her cloth.
Size: 7.5" x 95"
Origins: Houaphanh Province, Laos