Boutique Silk Runner STL27


This beautifully woven silk textile is from a family run studio in Vientiane, Laos. The family’s ancestral home is Sam Neua, where the tradition of silk weaving is centuries old and the silk weavers are renowned for their remarkable skills. Two sisters now run the studio, and were taught how to weave under the expert guidance of their mother, in keeping with Lao tradition. In 1991 their efforts were acknowledged by UNESCO for their contribution to the tradition of silk weaving in Laos. This studio uses the natural yellow silk from a specific kind of cocoon, which provides a natural look with some texture.

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This piece employs a new style consisting of four seamless panels in mushroom, blue grey, smoky pink and silvery green. The silk threads were pre-dyed in these colors and woven as one continuous piece. Three simple motifs adorn the silk where the colors meet. The beautiful natural colors were achieved in a time consuming process using extract from indigo, lacquer, linmai, wild almond and annatto seeds. This silk textile took over a week to complete and could be used as a bed or table runner making a lovely accessory to Asian inspired decor.

Length: 176cm, 69 in
Width: 33cm, 13 in

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