Lao Tai Silk Blanket
Not often seen, this handsome silk blanket and its mate (TAL 304) are in the Xiang Kham style, from Xiang Khoang Province. Called ‘phaa hom’, these would have been used for sleeping by high status individuals. We were told that this one was for the mother and TAL 304 was for the father. Comprising one complete panel it has pattern bands of golden silk woven in continuous supplementary weft alternating with bands of black and dark red; a decorative border at one end is woven in discontinuous supplementary weft. It is backed and bordered with handspun cotton in a rich brown color. Condition is excellent. Please see Patricia Cheesman’s Lao-Tai Textiles, p.215, fig. 9-23 for a similar example. We can offer the pair together for a special price- please inquire.
Field: 65.5 in. x 30.5 in.; OA: 69 in. x 37 in.