Laos Silk Fabric: Gold and Rust


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Product Description

Luminous gold and rust hues characterize this naturally-dyed, handwoven, Laotian silk fabric. Constructed in plain weave with a very fine black warp and a multi-colored weft, the fabric has a subtle texture and weft-wise grain. The black warp is dyed with phay, then fermented in mud for three nights. The fine reddish weft yarn is dyed with fangdeng (Caesalpinia sappan) which is then femented in mud for two nights. The golden weft tones come from two strands of eri (wild) silk, one a light brown dyed with kheng (Dialium cochinchinensis) and a finer natural-gold-toned one. The cloth is light-weight with medium drape and is suitable for interior decor as well as clothing such as light-weight, lined jackets and vests. Wash this 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.

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38" wide; sold by the yard


100% silk


golden rust

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