Shawl from the Lao Neua

Size:

42 x 188cm

Region:

Northern Laos

Age/Period:

20th century

Material:

Silk, Cotton

Structure:

Weaving

Condition:

Good Condition

Description:

This kind of textile is called pair beang, which means shawl. It was alway woven with an elaborate diamond pattern on one end and a series of contrasting bands at the other.

The diamond pattern is very significant and indicates the duang tda or third eye.

During a ceremony to appease the spirits the pair beang was worn as a headdress, folded so that the diamond pattern fell exactly on the forehead.

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eroe – Enoe

 

 

 

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