Antique Textile 46338

Size: 1 ft 3 in x 4 ft (0.38 m x 1.22 m)

This outstanding decorative antique Laotian textile pays homage to the serpentine dragon or Naga, which is revered for its benevolence and protective powers.

Textile, Laos, Early 20th Century – Serpentine dragons with undulating curves, graceful lines and perfectly proportioned spiraling tails create a homogeneous repeating pattern that is surrounded by radiant poly-chromatic outlines. This colorful antique Laotian textile features vibrant tangerine oranges, regal purple details, persimmon reds and crisp white accents that create a striated aura, which surrounds the Naga dragons. Decorative lotus blossoms and beautifully colored florets fill in the remaining space that surrounds the spiraling serpents. Elaborate striped edge pieces incorporate colorful lines and intricate repeating patterns that reflect the Laotian style and exotic color scheme. This charming antique textile from Laos combines traditional patterns, mythical entities and rich, warm colors.

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