163 Antique Hilltribe Ceremonial Body Cloth with Woven Beads

Gorgeous textile with the white beads looking stunning against the indigo and red cloth!

This is one of the tribal textiles that I acquired early in my collecting days that made me fall in love with the aesthetics of old tribal textile art.

Used as a wrap over the shoulders, waist & loin.

Note the abrash on the fringes.

The glass beads have been woven (not embroidered) into the textiles

From the Hilltribes of the Golden Triangle (Sapa, Vietnam or Katu, Laos)

Estimated to be from the early 1900s

 

MEASUREMENT : 84cm x 31cm (not including fringes)

 

 

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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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