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Title

'Phaa hom' (blanket)

circa 1860

Artists

Unknown Artist

  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Northern Laos Laos
    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
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

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  • 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