These heirloom blankets are often woven by mothers for their daughters. Today, these old pieces are much sought after and the Tai-Dum are well aware of their value as antique textiles. The blanket is backed and very heavy. The weave is not as tight as it once would have been and is very soft from use. Its overall condition given its age testifies to the quality of the weaving. The ivory cotton side panels have darkened with use and are discolored in places. If desired these side panels could be removed or replaced.
Length: 148cm, 58 in
Width: 72cm, 28 in
Period: Early 20th century
Provenance: Textile Gallery, Vientiane