Nam Lai

Accent Framed Textile

Nam Lai

Accent Framed Textile

Multiple Sizes
Contemporary Handmade
Laos
$500 $1,045 Sale

Tai Lue weavers from the north river region of the Lao People's Democratic Republic create complex and colorful patterns... READ MORE

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Provenance

Contemporary Handmade
Laos

Tai Lue weavers from the north river region of the Lao People's Democratic Republic create complex and colorful patterns such as those in this Nam Lai tapestry. The words nam lai mean "river flow" in Lao; thus, the inspiration for this piece is the natural river current. Nam Lai designers are inspired by the area's mountainous landscape and often feature motifs of waterways, lightning, and mountain ranges in their creations.

This St. Frank fair trade cotton piece is hand-woven using a freestyle weaving technique in which naturally dyed cotton yarns are wrapped around a warp to create the bold pattern. This woven design is visible on the back as well as the front of the cloth. The pom-poms added to the far edges of the handmade textile are a decoration traditionally applied to the end of a Lao man's shoulder dress, called PhaBieng. This fashion embellishment has become a recent signature of Tai Lue textiles.

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The woven textile is carefully applied to a linen substrate, which provides a border between the textile and frame. This product is offered in four framing options: black, white, and maple mouldings in a modern cap, and lucite. Our signature gold St. Frank plate is featured in the bottom right-hand corner of each piece.

Framed dimensions differ based on the frame option selected.

Lucite: 40.5" W x 30.5" H

Black and White: 42" W x 32" H

Maple: 41.5" W x 31.5" H

This item is final sale and may not be returned or exchanged.

Framed textiles are custom framed once they are ordered. Allow 4-5 weeks for framing and delivery. Expedited options may be available by emailing service@stfrank.com.

This item is fully refundable if returned within 30 days of delivery.

*Please note that as unique, handmade art, no two pieces are ever exactly the same and color varies across monitors. Our website photos are a close representation of this work, but may not be identical to the piece you receive.

Provenance

Tai Lue weavers from the north river region of the Lao People's Democratic Republic create complex and colorful patterns such as those in this Nam Lai tapestry. The words nam lai mean "river flow" in Lao; thus, the inspiration for this piece is the natural river current. Nam Lai designers are inspired by the area's mountainous landscape and often feature motifs of waterways, lightning, and mountain ranges in their creations.

This St. Frank fair trade cotton piece is hand-woven using a freestyle weaving technique in which naturally dyed cotton yarns are wrapped around a warp to create the bold pattern. This woven design is visible on the back as well as the front of the cloth. The pom-poms added to the far edges of the handmade textile are a decoration traditionally applied to the end of a Lao man's shoulder dress, called PhaBieng. This fashion embellishment has become a recent signature of Tai Lue textiles.