Ceremonial door hanging

This textile is known as 'phaa marn patoo'. It was used as a ceremonial door curtain. It belonged to one of the Tai Neua ethnic groups living in Northern Laos. This textile was sometimes used as a ceremonial bed cover, perhaps for a wedding.The supplementary motifs include large elephants with riders, 'nak' or river dragons, birds and monkeys.

Indigenous Name
phaa marin patoo
Date/Period
c. Early 20th century
Region
Northern Laos
Dimension
Object size: L156.4 x W35.7 cm
Accession No.
1995-03437
Collection of
Asian Civilisations Museum
Category
Textiles