Laotian Embroidered Silk and Cotton Textile

Laotian women weave these beautiful textiles on looms out of silk on a base of cotton, where it is an important cultural and financial part of traditional village life.  Most of the textiles take between two to three weeks to complete, and are traditionally worn over their shoulder when visiting the Buddhist temples, and oftentimes left as gifts to the monks.  Because each piece is completely handmade, the surfaces are not perfect, but instead show the beautiful characteristics and nubs of hand-woven and dyed silk and cotton. Knotted fringe adorns each end of the textiles which measure approximately 29" x 67".


$110     SALE  $88

© Copyright 2002 by Nomad's Journey.
All photos, graphics, images and stories are the property of Nomad's Journey and cannot be used without permission.