Antique Katu Tube Skirt Woven with Cotton and Beads
Gorgeous textile with the white beads looking stunning against the indigo and red cloth!
The glass beads have been woven (not embroidered) into the textiles.
The motif forms created with the beads - diamonds, bows, symmetrical crosses of two types across the field are elaborate and rare.
From the Hilltribes of the Golden Triangle (Sapa, Vietnam or Katu, Laos)
Estimated to be from 1960s-1980s
Katu People, Vietnam / Laos
Laos, early 20th century.
49'' x 28'' (124 x 71 cm).
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.