Silk Tapestry Silk 'zigzag' | Desert Flower
Tapestry weave is one of the traditional weaving methods in Laos. Tapestry technique is a plain weave with discontinuous weft threads, meaning the weft does not extend from selvedge to selvedge, allowing the creation of isolated patterns.
In Tapestry, coloured yarns of the weft are inserted into the warp in small sections making patterns. Amazingly, weavers do this using their fingers - lifting the warps in small sections and inserting the weft under the section. It is a very time-consuming and labourous process.
Double-interlocking, where weavers interlock twice when the 2 colours meet, leaving very distinctive 'ridges' on the reversed side of the textile. It is very interesting!
Handwash gently in lukewarm water, using a mild detergent for delicates or shampoo. Rinse in cool water and dry in shade. Iron with medium heat while slightly damp.