An amazing hand woven ceremonial textile from the Pwo Karen Hilltribe. of the Golden Triangle.
Worn by the Priest as a shoulder cloth when officiating and singing chants at family ceremonies.
Note the fringes added throughout the piece as embellishment. Also note the plastic buttons - white, pink and blue that have been used to create a pattern.
Decorated with stunning iridescent beetlewings - very rare form of textile embellishment. Wings of beetles found in the forests of Northern Thailand that have short life spans were used in this art.
MEASUREMENT : 67cm x 192 cm (not including the fringe)
LITERATURE REFERENCE : An almost identical example is seen on Page 81 in the excellent textile & cultures book titled "Peoples of the Golden Triangle' by Paul & Elaine Lewis.
Estimated to be from the early-mid 1900s
RARE!! A once in a lifetime piece!