Name: Dragon Door Curtain
Traditionally, in Laos, houses did not have internal doors. Instead, door curtains would be used in place of a door, and motifs, both mythological and natural, would be woven into the door curtain to provide spiritual protection to those using the room. The curtain would be pushed to the side as people entered and exited the door, thus the extra border to protect the handwoven textile. This 50+ year old Tai Daeng ethnic group door curtain is handwoven with cotton blend bright red ground, with natural and aniline-dyed silk weft patterning of two large naga (mythological river serpents) and stylized flower motifs.
Size: 13" x 63", 22" x 73" including border
Origins: Houaphan Province, Laos