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Guanyin - raindrop - gold

  • Fibre:
    Silk

    Silk

    Rearing of silk worms - sericulture - is a complex process conducted by small communities in particular parts of Laos, timed around the rice harvest.

    Traditional Laos silk produces short yellow strands that can only be reeled by hand. This results in a soft silk with a linen-like texture, which absorbs dye well, creating rich colours. Due to these desirable qualities and small-scale silk production, Laos silk is more expensive than from neighbouring China, Vietnam or Thailand.

  • Origin:
    Luang Prabang

    Luang Prabang

    A new generation of weavers and social entrepreneurs are evolving Laos' textile tradition, many based in Luang Prabang, the historic centre of Buddhist practice and learning - and a mecca for tourists.

    Committed to keeping alive the slow-but-sure processes of Laos silk production, natural dyeing and handweaving, these artisans and businesswomen - and it is mostly women - represent an alternative to the machine-made imports from neighbouring countries, which flood the night markets of South East Asia.

    The SilkChassis map of Laos All our Guanyin Scarves come from tLuang Prabang.
  • Weave:
    Plain

    Plain weave, with supplementary weft

    A tight, fine plain weave with supplementary weft. Extra or supplementary weft threads are introduced to create the decorative elements of Guanyin scarves - tiny elephants, rippling raindrops and delicate stripes.

    Any slubs or colour gradations are unique characteristics of Laos' high-quality handspun, natural dyed and handwoven textiles.

  • Care:
    Dry clean
    Dry clean only.
  • Dimensions: 40 x 180 cm

  • Availability:In stock
£78.00

The ripple from a raindrop's splash. The weaver's artistry is revealed in the enchanting, geometric design and its execution. Even for a weaver of this skill, each Guanyin raindrop takes a week to complete.

Silk

Silk

Rearing of silk worms - sericulture - is a complex process conducted by small communities in particular parts of Laos, timed around the rice harvest.

Traditional Laos silk produces short yellow strands that can only be reeled by hand. This results in a soft silk with a linen-like texture, which absorbs dye well, creating rich colours. Due to these desirable qualities and small-scale silk production, Laos silk is more expensive than from neighbouring China, Vietnam or Thailand.

Luang Prabang

Luang Prabang

A new generation of weavers and social entrepreneurs are evolving Laos' textile tradition, many based in Luang Prabang, the historic centre of Buddhist practice and learning - and a mecca for tourists.

Committed to keeping alive the slow-but-sure processes of Laos silk production, natural dyeing and handweaving, these artisans and businesswomen - and it is mostly women - represent an alternative to the machine-made imports from neighbouring countries, which flood the night markets of South East Asia.

The SilkChassis map of Laos All our Guanyin Scarves come from tLuang Prabang.
Plain

Plain weave, with supplementary weft

A tight, fine plain weave with supplementary weft. Extra or supplementary weft threads are introduced to create the decorative elements of Guanyin scarves - tiny elephants, rippling raindrops and delicate stripes.

Any slubs or colour gradations are unique characteristics of Laos' high-quality handspun, natural dyed and handwoven textiles.

Dry clean
Dry clean only.
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