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Title

'Phaa hom' (blanket) with diamond and star patterns

mid 19th century-late 19th century


Artists

Unknown Artist


About

This blanket is typically composed of two pieces of cloth joined together. The body of the textile displays diamond forms with geometric shapes and four-point stars inside them. The end panel has horizontal stripes and an S-shape fringe motif known as ‘soi saa’. All the decoration was made with continuous supplementary weft threads, which are extra yarns inserted during the weaving process. The term continuous refers to the fact that they reach across the entire cloth and are not only used in one area.

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, December 2011


Details


Other Title

Pha hom


Place where the work was made

Northern Laos Laos


Cultural origin

Tai Nuea people


Date

mid 19th century-late 19th century


Media category

Textile


Materials used

silk and natural dyes with silver thread; supplementary weft weave


Dimensions

80.0 x 168.0 cm


Credit

Gift of Nomadic Rug Traders 2003


Location

Not on display


Accession number

212.2003