Ceremonial Lao-Tai Tubeskirt
Alternating supplementary weft silk designs with weft silk ikat, this tubeskirt is of classic design and materials. We don't think it is one of the spirit house designs used by shaman, but it is similar in style. The red silk warp and red silk panels are colored with natural lac. Indigo cotton combines with the red silk to make dark purple bands. Other colors are likely from synthetic dyes. Hemband appears to be original; all sewing is by hand. Condition is very good, with one, inch long repair (see detail) and some soil on the waistband.
Size: 52 in. x 35.5 in.