Rust Silk Pha Tung Prayer Flag from Laos | Wallhanging
A handwoven, vegetable dyed, silk prayer flag from Laos
This has four panels of vertical stripes, each section is separated by three sticks of black bamboo. The striped panels are woven in the icat style where the weft threads are tied dyed before weaving, a technique that gives the slightly blurred edges typical of icat. The colours shift in tone slightly when looked at from different angles, typical of a shot silk waving technique.
This wallhanging was woven in a village near Luang Prabhang.
Dimensions: 32 x 175cm