The Tai Daeng and Tai Dam live primarily in the Laotian and Vietnamese northern Provinces. For the Tai, their textiles always have a spiritual significance as well, as they are closely connected to their animistic beliefs. The patterns and how they are arranged are crucial to the spiritual power textiles hold. Primarily they are representations of animals and plants, or abstract symbols, which are mythically charged for the Lao Tai. Naga, the snake, has a central role, can be found meandering across almost all Tai fabrics. The Tai believe they are intimately connected to Naga. Primarily, the snake is well-disposed towards human beings, protects them from illness, evil spirits and hunger. #
Vintage Textile around 40 years old on both sides
Handwoven, Handspun Cotton
Size: 30 x 50 cm
including filling with down feather
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