Lao Tai Blanket
From Xam Tai, in Houa Phan province, this nicely woven, old two-panel blanket has naturally-dyed black cotton supplementary weft designs on a foundation of silk warps with cotton wefts. The attractive design includes a variety of diamonds with alternating with rows of stylized plant forms. The middle doesn't quite match up, but forms an interesting meander design. Probably 50+ years old, this piece is in excellent condition. A border and backing of handwoven hemp has been recently added.
Size: Field: 49″ x 29″; OA: 63″ x 43.75″