shawl

Shawl, pha biang, of dull gold silk. Main field decorated with supplementary weft in black arranged around three small red diamond shapes, echoed in the increasingly large black surrounding designs. This main field is bordered at each end by three bands of multicoloured discontinuous supplementary weft designs divided and bounded by striped bands of blue and orange, the latter partly in discontinuous supplementary weft. Wide plain dull gold section at each of the ends, which are hemmed and to which are attached twined tassels in four colours. Laos. (AF44)

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