Garnet Nam Lai Ceremonial Blanket
Garnet Nam Lai Ceremonial Blanket
Garnet Nam Lai Ceremonial Blanket
Garnet Nam Lai Ceremonial Blanket
Garnet Nam Lai Ceremonial Blanket
Garnet Nam Lai Ceremonial Blanket
Garnet Nam Lai Ceremonial Blanket
Garnet Nam Lai Ceremonial Blanket
Garnet Nam Lai Ceremonial Blanket
Garnet Nam Lai Ceremonial Blanket
Garnet Nam Lai Ceremonial Blanket

Garnet Nam Lai Ceremonial Blanket

Regular price $798.00

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. 

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

This textile showcases the Tai Lue nam lai (river flow in Lao) motif in double-interlocked tapestry weave. Both borders depict the third eye and bellied siho with naga woven using the chok (discontinuous supplementary weft) weave technique, which requires each color be hand-picked into the weft. The ground warp in garnet provides a striking background color for the body and the borders. It is finished with flower tassels cut from silk worm cocoons.

Size: 80" x 29.5"

Handwoven in Houaphanh, Laos

FABRIC & CARE

Village raised, hand-reeled, naturally dyed silk.

Spot-clean and air dry.

SHIPPING & RETURNS

Free standard shipping > $75

Returns

Please e-mail hello@redtribe.co 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. 

International orders are final sale.