Superb Laos Weaving
Motifs of Dragons? or Dragon & Phoenix?
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 fluorescent green was new (in that era) and popular but expensive - hence used sparingly.
Estimated to be from the 1950s-1960s
The textile is dull (as in the last picture).
Threads are fairly frayed.
A good example of a unique style!
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.