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Notes on Antique Textiles, Folk Art & Timeless Traditions – Jaina Mishra

Antique Yao Head Cloth – 3-D weaving!

A close look at the end-bands of this Yao Head cloth (or shoulder cloth) reveals a 3-Dimensional visual that has been created intentionally!

Worn by women on the head in a turban-like tie. The ends of the hand-spun cotton supplementary wefts have been left uncut for added effect and hang alongside the long fringe

A textile-art lover’s delight!

YAO TRIBAL HEAD CLOTH

LITERATURE REFERENCE : Similar Examples in the excellent textile & cultures book titled “Peoples of the Golden Triangle’ by Paul & Elaine Lewis.

VIEW TIMELESS ART FROM THE VANISHING CULTURES OF ASIA

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jm

Nov 2013

One comment on “Antique Yao Head Cloth – 3-D weaving!

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