Laos Antique Hand Woven Fabric Sarong

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  • Sold Date: Feb 28,2008
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Laos Antique Hand Woven Fabric Sarong
Wonderful Custom Style Southern Laos Sarong
The spirit of the Oriental Tradition
Your Timeless Master Piece from Laos

The antique sarong base is made by Southern Laos' local woman handwoven. Sarong's base dimension is appoximately width 16 inches (40.5 cm) and length (excluded black plain fabric) 43.5 inches (110 cm).
Excellent for the antique fabric lover since the design pattern is very rare.
Please be informed that we are selling only the sarong's base , we give you the full details of the required reason belows.
Also please read through and appreciate the Oriental Art.

Sarong Outside 1

Sarong Inside 1

Upper Rim

Sarong Outside 2

Sarong Inside 2

Bottom Rim

Pattern Details

Pattern Details

Oriental Sarong Story
(Translated from Wikipedia)

Laos sarong or wrap-around skirt is the women's panung which have the particularities from the location for example size, wearing styles, and the design pattern.
Laos sarong is one of the most pride of the Laos' women, in the early period weaving is a kind of the house works, woman have the burden to do the weaving, mother have the task to teach their daughters to do the weaving till they get the feel of its. Each female devotes months to weave the wonderful wrap-around skirt for the extraordinary situations such as wedding day, ordain activity for Buddhism or the other traditional activities. Wearing wrap-around for Laos female is just the way to showing of her expertness to other people, the most beautiful and outstanding Sarong is extensively reputed admired by the villagers.
The size and pattern of the sarong depend on the skill, preference, and the way of life for individual area. It also depend on the size of the loom too. The weaving of the narrow loom will be the results of the confined sarong. That is the reason of the woven fabric connecting to make it wider for wearing. Resently, it has no reason to make the fabric connecting since t are the wider size of loom for making sarong.
Laos Sarong's Components
The basic attributes of Traditional Laos Sarong can be separated into 3 parts as follows:
1. Sarong's Head: It is the top of the sarong, mostly using the plain fabric. some villages use the white fabric for Sarong's Head and insert it inside sarong itself which can not be seen from the outside.
2. Sarong's Body: It is the main part of sarong, t is a few plain pattern for some pieces or using plain fabric, but the pattern will not distintive one. The color will be all the same shade for this part.
3. Sarong's Base: It is the bottom of the sarong, it will be woven in the outstanding pattern especially for this part only.

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Product Origin: Southern of Laos

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