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Double-sided Meditation Cloth
Double-sided Meditation Cloth
Date:
late 19th century
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Cotton, Silk; Plain Weave With Supplementary-weft Patterning
Dimensions:
284.5 x 59.1 cm (112 x 23 1/4 in.)
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Asia
Culture/People:
Tai Neua People
Accession Number:
2000.145.1
Acquisition Date:
2000-12-14
Credit Line:

Museum purchase, Gift of the Christensen Fund

A rare, double-sided meditation cloth in tung form, woven of indgo-dyed cotton with silk supplementary wefts. Three sizes of kosa-singh, mythical long-nosed lions, some single, others in inverted pairs, fill the field and borders. Spirit figures are spaced throughout the central field. Possibly all natural dyes.

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