Antique Tribal Tai-Dum Textile TTL18


About 100 years old, this exceptionally rare heirloom silk textile is a blanket or pha-hom. It is from Xam Neua, a seldom visited city in the north-east of Laos and was woven by the Tai-Dum, the predominant tribe of the Lao-Thai group. It consists of a single panel, skillfully woven with an intricate Naga motif in indigo dyed silk, bordered with white hand stitched hemp. The border is original to the piece and has been professionally cleaned.

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These blankets are woven by mothers for their daughters and handed down from one generation to the next. Today, these rare antique textiles are much sought after by collectors. The overall condition is very good with no tears, stains or holes. The hemp border is slightly discolored in places with few loose threads.

Length: 151cm, 60 in
Width: 90cm, 35 in
Tribal Group: Tai-Dum
Provenance: Textile Gallery, Vientiane
Period: Early 20th century

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