Shamans in northeastern Laos and parts of Vietnam are known by the Tai Daeng to perform healing rituals that can chase out bad spirits and restore an ill person’s spirit in their body. The shaman wears a cermonial blanket or a healing cloth with symbols and motifs wildly woven into the cloth for the shaman to communicate with the ancestral spirits during a variety of healing rituals- from curing a physical injury, disease, or a mental illness to protecting a newly born baby or performing a fertility ceremony.
Ceremonial cloths such as this one are part of our PRESERVE COLLECTION because they are not produced as much as before. The collection was created to distinguish the finest woven pieces of all of our artisan weavers.
This ceremonial blanket showcases the Tai Lue 'nam lai' motif in double-interlocked tapestry weave. The ground warp in black provides a crisp contrast background color for the body and the borders which hides the third eye and bellied siho with naga. It is finished with flower tassels cut from silk worm cocoons.
Size: 87.5" x 30" (36" including flower tassels)
Handwoven in Houaphanh, Laos
FABRIC & CARE
100% Naturally-dyed & hand-reeled silk
Spot-clean and then air dry
SHIPPING & RETURNS
Free standard shipping > $150
Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for an RMA within 7 days of receipt. We will refund this ceremonial blanket purchase in a form of a store credit. Customers are responsible for return shipping postage.