Name: Tapestry Weave Fish and Brocade Textile
A subdued earthy palette of natural dyes accentuate the tapestry woven fish pattern in the center of this brocaded (discontinuous supplementary weft) large shaman cloth or ceremonial blanket. The Esheresque fish pattern is bordered by the grounded pattern of mythological two-headed elephant-birds, pregnant with naga (mythological river serpents), which, in turn, bookend the center supplemental weft pattern of diamonds of naga, flowers, and hooks. All dyes used are natural, and created by Souksakhone, whose picture with this textile is included with purchase. Souksakhone is also the designer of this piece. The fiber is village-raised, hand-reeled, naturally dyed silk, which is handwoven on hand-built looms.
Size: 33" x 84"
Origins: Houaphanh Province, Laos