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
mid 19th century-late 19th century
silk and natural dyes with silver thread; supplementary weft weave
80.0 x 168.0 cm
Gift of Nomadic Rug Traders 2003
Not on display