Laos Silk Fabric: Dark Eggplant

$95.00

8 in stock

SKU: LANH-FAB-618. Categories: , , , Tag:

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Product Description

Handwoven of 100% Laotian silk, this eggplant-purple fabric has depth and strength, yet it is light-weight with a medium drape. The black warp threads are dyed with phay which has been fermented in mud for three nights. The dark purple is from fangdeng (Caesalpinia sappan) which has been fermented in mud for 2 nights. Constructed in plain weave, the very fine black warp is set widely enough to showcase the rich purple eri silk weft. The natural variations in weft thickness and the occasional slub produces a subtle weft-wise grain. The fabric is suitable for interior decor and also for clothing like light-weigh jackets and lined vests. Hand wash the fabric in cold water and air dry.

The fabric is sold by the yard.

Opened in 1992 by Director Rassanikone Nanong, Nikone Handicraft Centre is regenerating traditional Lao weaving and dyeing to produce textiles for modern interiors. More than 100 skilled weavers from villages in Vientiane create 100% handwoven naturally-dyed Lao silk and cotton fabrics, plus gift items, fashion accessories and home decor accessories.

Additional information

Size

37" wide; sold by the yard

Fiber

100% silk

Color

Deep purple

Item #

LANH-FAB-618

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