Gorgeous colors on this old Indigo Akha Hilltribe tunic for a small person.
Slubs on the handspun cotton are visible making this extremely attractive!
Also hand woven, hand embroidered and hand stitched. [one small panel is a print].
The bead embellishments are probably some seeds.
Estimated to be from the 1950 - 1960s
Top to Bottom 67 cm ||í«í_ Sleeve end to Sleeve end - 111 cm
Fraying and losses that are minor signs of wear and usage can be seen.
LITERATURE REFERENCE : Similar Examples may be seen in "Peoples of the Golden Triangle" by Paul & Elaine Lewis
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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