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Blanket (pha hom, phaa hom)

Laotian (Tai Daeng)
20th century

Object Place: Haua Phan province, Laos


101.6 cm (40 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cotton, silk, natural dyes; plain-weave, discontinuous supplementary weft patterning (chok)

Not On View


Asia, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Large, rectangular burgundy silk cloth blanket with a medium brown cotton border on all sides and cotton backing. The central field of the cloth is decorated with bands of stylized animal and human figures in burgundy, white, purple, yellow and green created by supplemental weft patterning, alternating with bands of stripes. The central part of the blanket is made up of two lengths hand stitched together.


Purchased by MFA on February 23, 1994 from Mary Halle

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence A. Kemper