Lao Tai Blanket
From Xam Neua, this very attractive example of 'phaa hom' comprises two nicely matched panels of dark indigo cotton supplementary weft designs on a foundation of handspun natural cotton. Carefully-woven, strongly-graphic designs feature crested 'ngueaks', or river serpents, in two variations, as well as monkeys. Condition is excellent, with a recent addition of handwoven hemp border and backing.
Size: Field: 54″ x 28″; OA: 69″ x 43″