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These sophisticated bordered shawls are made with hand-spun, hand-woven cotton that has been tie-dyed with indigo. Produced by Phou Tai women in Savannakhet Province in southern Laos, the abstract motifs represent hooks, flowers, dragons, and the mythical Naga serpent. These pieces can be used as shawls or table runners.

Please note that as all motifs are hand-designed and use natural dyes, each piece is completely unique and represents the individual artists' style and process.

SIZE: 85 x 200 cm


Approximately 50% of the price of this product goes directly back to the village producers, who are mainly rural minority women. TAEC is certified by Fair Trade Laos, and promotes livelihoods based on traditional skills. To learn more, visit our "Handicrafts and Livelihoods" page.