Notes on Antique Textiles, Folk Art & Timeless Traditions – Jaina Mishra
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!
LITERATURE REFERENCE : Similar Examples in the excellent textile & cultures book titled “Peoples of the Golden Triangle’ by Paul & Elaine Lewis.