1482 Antique Lao Tai Silk Weaving Textile Art w Deer Motif

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Cotton Cloth hand-loomed weaving with Silk Floss motifs of Deer

 

In the cultural context textiles and motifs are not merely aesthetic designs but containers of aura and ethos and used in ceremonies to reflect the sentiment.

 

The characters of deer are likeness for peace, refraining from persecuting others, alertness and vigilance at all times.

 

Therefore, the deer picture refers to alert person with awareness and carefulness in living a life and consciousness at all times.

 

Note the amazing use of negative space to create all the motifs in this textile

 

And the use of multiple colors in the bands in the field is also worthy of attention.

 

Mounted on a backing cloth

From the Tai peoples in the area in the border between Vietnam and Laos


Estimated to be from the early-mid 1900s

 

 

36'' x 64'' (91 x 163 cm)

 


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This item has spent a lifetime being used for the purpose of its creation with the original artist/user. Signs of this life lived heartily may be present on the piece in the form of stains, thread loss, loose threads, holes, tears, color run and other imperfections. Therefore the condition must be assumed to be “not” perfect. More photos of such imperfections will be provided on request.

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