Tribal Textiles of Southeast Asia - 2  
   
            from the collection of Marla Mallett

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Here are more tribal weavings and embroideries from Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Burma. Many tribal peoples migrated into these areas from southwestern China, and their textiles are closely related to pieces on our Chinese Minority textile pages. There are also parallels with Indonesian craft traditions.

Contemporary silk brocades from Laos are posted separately.  

To see the full textiles and close-up photos, click on the inventory numbers below. To go back to our first Indo-China page, click Here.  To see textile art from other parts of the world, go to our HOME page.  For a virtual visit with some of the people who made these textiles check out our  Snapshot Tour of Laos and Thailand.

Lahu Girl's Blouse and Skirt
Northern Laos
Blouse:  37"x 16"
Skirt:  20½"x 25½"
Applique, embroidery, and metal ornaments
B-6738
B-6739


Thai Yai Yantra Shirt
Shan State, Burma
60"x 24"
Cotton with ink drawings
B-4830


Ikor Cloak

Phongsaly. Northern Laos
25"x 45½"
Cotton appliqué on cotton
B-6137

Khumi Chin Shoulder Cloth
Burma
6"x 40
½"
Inlaid brocading and beadwork
on cotton

B-6652


Tai Daeng Phaa Biang

Houa Phan, Laos
17½"x 88"
Silk brocade
B-4700


Mien Yao Woman's Turban
Northern Thailand
17½"x 169"
Silk embroidery on cotton
B-6683

Kachin Man's Shoulder Bag
Burma
9½"x 33"
Brocaded cotton with orchid-root
embroidery, buttons, cowries and beads
B-6713


Mien Yao Dowry Pouch

Northern Laos
13"x 14"
Cotton, with silk braid and 
cotton appliqué
B-6304
Tribal Textiles of SE Asia - 1
  SALE pages - Misc. Textiles


This contemporary embroidery tells a personal story of Hmong refugees escaping from Nasou, Laos, into Thailand in the early 1980s, before coming to the US. 

Larger photo
A Snapshot Tour of Laos and Thailand
Contemporary Lao Silk Brocades
Recommended Books:  Textiles of Southeast Asia

Go to our HOME page for textiles from other parts of the world.


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