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Title

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

mid 19th century-late 19th century

Artists

Unknown Artist

  • Details

    Other Title
    Pha hom
    Place where the work was made
    Northern Laos Laos
    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
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

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  • 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