Laos, Ock Pop Tok, Mien Yao Silk Scarf
This bicolor silk scarf highlights the Mien Yao in its design. Woven by Mrs. Bouaphan in OPT's weaving studio in Luang Prabang, this scarf adds sheen and elegance to any outfit. The diamond motifs in this scarf are woven using the discontinuous supplementary weft (chok). Two or more coloured pattern thread arec used to make the pattern. The weavers adds the coloured thread by hand 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. The rest of the pattern achieved through the continuous supplementary weft (kit). Only one colour of thred is used to make the pattern. The pattern threads continue accross the width of ther pattern area.The weaver places the yarn in the shuttle and passes the pattern from one side of the cloth to the other. Dimensions 180cm x 38 cm. Made by Mrs. Bouaphan. Dispatch time 20 days.