Lao Tai Blanket
From Xam Tai, in Houa Phan province, this skillfully 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 alternating with rows of stylized plant forms. The middle doesn’t quite match up, but forms an eye-catching meander design. Probably 50+ years old, this piece is in excellent condition. The border and backing of handwoven hemp has been recently been removed- price adjusted accordingly.
Size: Field: 49″ x 29″; OA: 63″ x 43.75″