Name: Dense Naga Diamonds
Mai, an 80+ year old Lao Loum woman, wove this beautiful shoulder cloth. Mai has been weaving since she was 7 years old. This traditional woman's shoulder cloth can be used as a scarf, wall hanging, or table runner. The textile is handwoven from village-raised, hand-reeled, naturally dyed silk. The motifs include a box of naga (spiritual river serpents) and flowers pattern. The Tai Dang believed that women had a soft spot on their head through which evil spirits can enter and so this pattern was traditionally woven in headscarves as spiritual protection. The textile comes with a photo of Mai wearing her creation. Silkworm cocoons are used to create the end tassels.
Size: 7.25" x 88"
Origins: Houaphan Province, Laos