Rare Vintage Silk Textile Laos STL13


This rare vintage hand woven silk textile is from Laos where the tradition of silk weaving is centuries old, a skill passed from mother to daughter. It is from Xiang Khouang, north-eastern Laos, and is about 70-80 years old. The butterfly motifs are hand woven on a wooden loom and symbolize freedom. Wraps with butterfly motifs are often given to young girls in Laos.

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This beautiful antique silk textile is very soft and in wonderful condition for its age, and has been dry cleaned. It is exceptionally rare to come across these heirloom silks nowadays.

Length: 114cm, 45 in
Width: 55cm, 23 in

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