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Title

'Phaa hom' (blanket)

circa 1860


Artists

Unknown Artist


About

This blanket is composed of two pieces of cloth. The warp threads are indigo-dyed silk, and the weft threads are cream coloured. The unusual pattern on the body of the textile is of indigo-coloured silk. The end panel is elaborately decorated with metal-wrapped threads, and white, red, and brownish-green supplementary weft yarns that were added during the weaving process. This exceptionally fine blanket was once used in the Lao royal court and dates to around 1860, making it a rare piece.

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, December 2011


Details


Place where the work was made

Northern Laos Laos


Cultural origin

Tai Nuea people


Date

circa 1860


Media category

Textile


Materials used

silk and natural dyes with gold thread; supplementary weft weave


Dimensions

110.0 x 180.0 cm


Credit

Gift of Nomadic Rug Traders 2003


Location

Not on display


Accession number

209.2003