Lao Silk Brocade Cushions

Lao Silk Brocade Cushions

Code: LAO69 to 70


W: 24" (61 cm)H: 16" (40.6 cm)


These cushions are really beautiful. They are a contemporary handwoven silk textile from Laos that was intended to be a sindh (tube skirt) that Lao women wear. The textile is heavy with brocade and would have been made by a highly skilled weaver and would have taken months to complete. The fact that there is so much decorative brocade weaving also means that a woman of high status would have worn the skirt. The colours are wonderful. The main silk ground is claret with the framework of the pattern in yellow gold, and other accent colours of pale blue, green and yellow. It's a delight. I've backed the cushions with a handwoven cotton in claret and there are zips fasteners and feather pads.