The condition of this vintage silk textile is very good – free of stains, holes or excessive wear. There is a small degree of stretching common to older pieces that were worn as shawls, and the silk fibres show expected wear in the form of ‘brushing’ of the silk threads. Silk textiles of this caliber were treasured by the former owner and so were cared for very well. Vintage silk textiles from Laos of this quality are very hard to come by nowadays.
Sam Neua, in the remote northern province of Houaphan, is the original home of silk weaving in Laos. Sam Neua weavers are renowned for their mastery and creativity, taking silk weaving to a level where it is considered an art form.
Length: 242cm, 95 in
Width: 42cm, 16.5 in