Variegated indigo plays across this handwoven Laotian silk fabric like shadows on a stormy sea. It is plain weave with very fine, plied, black warp threads dyed with phay and fermented in mud for 3 nights. They are widely set to let the light-indigo to purple threads of thick-and-thin, slubby wild silk show through on the face of the cloth. The lighter indigo is dipped once in the indigo bath. The darker purple yarn is dyed with fandeng (Caesalpinia sappan) then fermented in the mud for two nights.There is a strong weft-wise grain to the fabric. It is a medium-weight fabric with medium drape. It is suitable for interior decor and can be used in clothing like lined jackets and vests. Hand wash this fabric and air dry.
The fabric is sold by the yard.