Name: Jungle Animals in Greens and Golds 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. This door curtain is handwoven with cotton blend bright red ground bordered by black for protection of the center design, with naturally dyed silk weft patterning of a variety of jungle animals including snakes, civets, monkeys, birds, peacocks, deer, frogs, ducks, and many more motifs. Fifty or more years old woven by a member of the Tai Daeng ethnic group.
Size: 16"x 54", 25.5" x 62" with border.
Origins: Houaphan Province, Laos