shawl

Silk shawl, pha biang. Main decorative panels are towards each end and centre on a small red diamond at diagonals to selvedges within which are two gold inner squares at one end and two gold and two red inner squares at the other, the diamonds echoed in the increasingly large black surrounding supplementary weft designs which surround them. Central part of shawl plain beige. Below this red supplementary weft bands, then a band of yellow, blue, black and red animals in supplementary weft, more red bands, a black patterned band, more red bands and then another band of animals. Below the main panel which follows the same bands are repeated. Wide plain beige section at each of the ends, which are hemmed and to which are attached twined grey tassels. Laos (AF67.2)

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