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