Laos, Ock Pop Tok, King Naga Silk Wall Hanging
One of most intricate designs, the King Naga wall hanging was inspired by a Tai Daeng pattern. The King Naga is the most handsome of the Nagas and entails royal masculinity. This wall hanging is woven using the Discontinuous Supplementary Weft (Chok) technique. Two or more coloured pattern thread are used to make the pattern. The weavers adds the coloured thread by hand as opposed to using a shuttle. This technique is very time consuming. Sometimes a weaver can only weave a few centimeters a day. The wider the cloth, the longer it takes. Made by Mrs. Kiang. Dimensions 80 cm x 180 cm. Dispatch time 20 days.